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Franciscan Oakville Estate Merlot Napa Valley 2001

Member Review by Melchizedek121:

No tanins, very smooth. Great with steak.

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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 Oakville Estate Merlot Napa Valley

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4.00 5
04/13/2008

No tanins, very smooth. Great with steak.


Snooth User: kungfustu
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4.00 5
12/09/2007

Four glasses


External Reviews for Franciscan Oakville Estate Merlot Napa Valley

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

So filled with sweet cocoa, itrsquo;s almost like liquid milk chocolate, poured over ripe black cherries and sprinkled with vanilla. Oak adds a toasty edge. This dry wine is as luscious as the California sun could make it.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Creamy mocha and oak flavors are immersed in this wine, almost overshadowing the ripe cherry and currant. Turns raw, with dry, oaky tannins on the finish. Those who like wood in their wines will find this pleasing. Drink now through 2007.



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