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Franciscan Oakville Estate Meritage 1990

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Named for founder Madame Clicquot, this prestige cuvee continues her practice of producing, in the finest years, a special wine for the exclusive enjoyment of her family and friends. Produced in extremely limited quantities from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards Madame Clicquot purchased in the early 1800s. A supremely elegant vintage Champagne.

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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

External Reviews for Franciscan Oakville Estate Meritage

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

This was a very strong vintage for Vieux Chateau Certan. The 1990 reveals a deep garnet color to the rim along with a sweet bouquet of charcoal, licorice, roasted herbs, forest floor, and a meaty, truffle-like scent. A fleshy, full-bodied wine with e... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Vieux Chateau Certan 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/06/2011

The 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon-Oakville Estate is more refined and less boldly-scented. Deeply-colored, ripe, and opulent, with stylish, harmonious flavors, well-integrated tannin, and a soft finish, it should drink well for 7-10 years. An excellent val... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1990 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Vieux Chateau Certan 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Lean and crisp, displaying a tight, narrow band of spice, currant and herb flavors. Drink now. 5,000 cases made. Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1990 Franciscan Magnificat Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/30/2009

The dark garnet/purple-colored, full-bodied 1990 exhibits a distinctive nose that offers huge, herbaceous, cassis scents intertwined with aromas of roasted nuts, smoky new oak, and peanut butter. Thi... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Certan de May 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/04/2011

The 1990 Certan de May is a more conventional wine, with loads of jammy, sweet, cedary, and herbaceous cassis scents intermixed with a roasted herb, toasty wood character. Rich and full-bodied, as well as low in acidity and soft, the wine is already ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Certan de May 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/18/2009

Thick, chewy and full-bodied, with juniper, cedar and dried currant flavors. A muscular and focused Rhône, with an intriguing flavor profile, but too tough to warm up to at this young age. Everything is in balance, though, so it's a good bet to cella... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1990 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml



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Named for founder Madame Clicquot, this prestige cuvee continues her practice of producing, in the finest years, a special wine for the exclusive enjoyment of her family and friends. Produced in extremely limited quantities from the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards Madame Clicquot purchased in the early 1800s. A supremely elegant vintage Champagne.

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