9 Ratings
Franciscan Napa Merlot

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Winemaker's Notes

"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 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Buyer
    Appearance: Rich ruby red intensity with crimson accents Aroma: Incredibly rich, with intense blackberry and black cherry, accented by vanilla-toasted oak with hints of cassis. Flavors: Supple and ripe blackberry, black cherry and hints of toasted oak and vanilla fill the mouth with a full mid-palate and a long, round finish.