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    Franciscan Merlot 2008
    Merlot - Napa Valley, California


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    Professional Ratings: 87 Wine Enthusiast, 87 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Merlot

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116189

    Winemaker's Notes:

    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.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Shows the soft, sensual mouthfeel you want in a nice Merlot, like silk gliding across the tongue, and the cherry and herb flavors are just fine. Misses some depth and complexity, but it's an elegant, restaurant-style wine for the money.

    87 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Concentrated with extract, this is a big black wine with a lot of smoky oak in play, a blunt merlot for a steak.

    87 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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