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Franciscan Merlot Mer 2005

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Wine Tasting Notes Rich ruby red intensity with crimson accents. Incredibly rich, 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

Region: USA » California » Napa County » Oakville

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Franciscan Oakville Estate:
Franciscan has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley. Founded over three decades ago, wine industry revolutionaries Raymond Duncan and Justin Meyer shaped the winery’s beginnings. In 1985, renowned vintner Agustin Huneeus took over the reins, leading the winery to greatness through innovation and a commitment to small-lot winemaking. Today, Director of Winemaking Janet M... Read more
Franciscan has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley. Founded over three decades ago, wine industry revolutionaries Raymond Duncan and Justin Meyer shaped the winery’s beginnings. In 1985, renowned vintner Agustin Huneeus took over the reins, leading the winery to greatness through innovation and a commitment to small-lot winemaking. Today, Director of Winemaking Janet Myers is preserving the winery’s legacy while leading it into the future. “We inherited a craftsman’s ethic here: work with nature, work in small lots, innovate. Our uniqueness depends on the details,” she says. All of Franciscan’s winemakers have left their individual marks, but all have remained true to Franciscan’s signature: bold wines with the rare combination of rich, vibrant flavors yet fine, supple texture. Read less

Member Reviews for Franciscan Merlot Mer

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Snooth User: Michael J M
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0.00 5
11/14/2009

A smooth, inexpensive wine.


Snooth User: Lusixhan
4151249
0.00 5
03/12/2010

Although Franciscan is consistently pleasing, this Merlot merely satisfies with a brief but robust burst upon the palate followed by an afterglow as pithy as the sinking feeling you get from the first glance at your bed partner the night after a frat party.


Snooth User: CarolinaDolce
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3.00 5
04/18/2010

not the wine to gift to a wine connoisseur but a lovely wine to keep in the cabinet for everyday use. lots of berry notes, exceedingly dry and very smooth. someone who is new to wines will probably find it to be top-notch.

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  • External Reviews for Franciscan Merlot Mer

    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    01/15/2009

    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.


    External Review
    05/31/2009

    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 right now it's showing lovely ripe blackberry and cherry flavors, great balance, and a clean finish.


    External Review
    03/16/2010

    Franciscan Oakville Estates Merlot 2005 and all other wine from Franciscan Oakville Estates are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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    Wine Tasting Notes Rich ruby red intensity with crimson accents. Incredibly rich, 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

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