"Our goal with Merlot is to showcase the best of this noble and important Bordeaux variety. We start by sourcing frui...Read more...
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Enjoyed this. Great with a good steak. Heavy flavor. Read more
ruby colored, aroma of dried fruit, berry, raspberry, floral flavors, very dry, dry Read more
After 9 years it's everything it's billed to be. Lush, rich in fruits, dark berries & cherries. Absolutely delicious. Read more
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Enjoyed this. Great with a good steak. Heavy flavor.
ruby colored, aroma of dried fruit, berry, raspberry, floral flavors, very dry, dry
After 9 years it's everything it's billed to be. Lush, rich in fruits, dark berries & cherries. Absolutely delicious.
External Reviews for Franciscan Merlot
Rich ruby red intensity with crimson accents. Incredibly rich aromas, with intense blackberry and black cherry, accented by vanilla-toasted oak with hints of cassis.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.
Harvested and crafted with care in Napa Valley's Rutherford area, this is as good an argument for drinking Merlot as any we've encountered. Like a classic Bordeaux, this is perfectly ageworthy, but with its ripe blackberry and cherry flavors, great balance, and a clean finish, it is delicious and approachable now as well.
"Our goal with Merlot is to showcase the best of this noble and important Bordeaux variety. We start by sourcing fruit from our Oakville Estate, which provides body and structure—this gives our Merlot “big shoulders.” We then blend in fruit from vineyards in the cooler southern half of Napa Valley stretching from the Oakville District south to Carneros, in particular the renowned sub-district of Oak Knoll. From these vineyards the Merlot shows vibrant flavors, dense color, and supple texture. Each vineyard block is made separately, giving it the care and attention to reach its full expression. Together, the lots combine beautifully. Our Merlot is often called a Cab-lovers Merlot for its body and richness, a designation we are proud of. Complex and layered with aromas of dark plum, cherry, cassis, and tobacco entwined with notes of sage and blueberry. On the palate, supple and elegant with rich texture and fine tannins. The soft mid palate is filled with inviting flavors of ripe berries, Bing cherries, cocoa, and sweet vanilla notes that linger on the finish." -Winery
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