113 Ratings
Franciscan Estate Merlot Napa Valley

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(2005 Vintage) "We harvest Merlot from a variety of Napa Valley vineyards, including our own in the heart of the Oakville District. When tannin maturity and flavor development have reached their optimum stage the grapes are harvested, and not a moment before. This fanaticism for ripeness is evident in our Merlot, a wine that is plush, elegant and expresses remarkable concentrated fruit flavors with our hallmark supple tannins. Rich ruby red intensity with crimson accents .Incredibly rich, with intense blackberr...

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    taste on front of tongue starts out dry and finishes smooth

    over 6 years