Franciscan Merlot 2010
Appearance: Rich garnet. Aromas: A richly expressive, yet vibrant mélange of bright fruit—juicy framboise, warm black plum, cassis, and ripe black cherry—draws you in, layered with sweet anise, vanilla, and subtle notes of cardamom and cola. Flavors: Full and lush on the palate, the supple, fleshy mouthfeel will bring you back. A plush core of ripe Santa Rosa plum, black cherry, and blackberry is framed by rich mocha, vanilla, and anise with traces of tobacco and sweet sage. Elegant and impeccably balanced with a dark cherry and vanilla-infused finish.
External Reviews for Franciscan Merlot
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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