113 Ratings
Franciscan Estate Merlot Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Deep garnet in color. Inviting aromas of cherry, wild strawberry, and ripe plum are interwoven with notes of sage and blueberry. Hints of anise and clove give added complexity. Rich, elegant and well structured, the palate shows a velvet texture with smooth mouthfeel and good balance. Layered with full flavors of ripe plums, cherries, tobacco, and sweet notes of vanilla, the finish lingers with rich, dark fruit flavors.

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    slightly brighter but rich start and finish work together. 2007 great year for CA

    almost 6 years
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    tasted at Vines in Parker Colorado. nice. full. buttery.

    over 5 years
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    very smooth. complex. settles easily.

    over 4 years