Original
28 Ratings
Franciscan Oakville Estate Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) Appearance: Deep ruby red intensity with crimson accents Aroma: Complex and layered with black plum and currants, vanilla, sage, and peppercorn, and sweet notes of toasty oak. Flavors: Round, full-bodied palate with vibrant dark cherry fruit, sweet herbs and silky mouthfeel. Very supple and elegant, the finely knit tannins highlight bold fruit and sweet tobacco notes, giving a velvety finish. 90 Points "Pale garnet hue. Complex scents of wild cherry, vanilla and chocolate with a hint of dust an...