Franciscan Estate

Reserve Napa Valley Merlot

8.917 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Paul Weil

Here we have a very well-executed Napa Merlot. It is big and smooth drinking, with bright acidity and nice cherry, currant, and blackberry flavors.

Here we have a very well-executed Napa Merlot. It is big and smooth drinking, with bright acidity and nice cherry, currant, and blackberry flavors.

Oct 29th, 2017
Matt Sterr

Great mouthfeel. Dark and dry.

Great mouthfeel. Dark and dry.

Aug 30th, 2016
Paul Krzych

Deep garnet. Blackberry, dried fig, and earthy aromas. Rich, velvety, big. Cherry, black currant, mostly, with some figginess in the background, perhaps? Excellent!

Deep garnet. Blackberry, dried fig, and earthy aromas. Rich, velvety, big. Cherry, black currant, mostly, with some figginess in the background, perhaps? Excellent!

Jun 3rd, 2020
Tom Penney

Nice even body. Last of my stash. Should have drank it earlier. Memories of a very robust, fruit forward Merlot.

Nice even body. Last of my stash. Should have drank it earlier. Memories of a very robust, fruit forward Merlot.

May 6th, 2020
Tree Kilpatrick

Nice full bodied and rich stuff. Some tar and ink. Balanced with plenty of tannin and body.

Nice full bodied and rich stuff. Some tar and ink. Balanced with plenty of tannin and body.

Nov 10th, 2016
Nagib Nasr

Smooth, flavorful and intense. Easy to drink.

Smooth, flavorful and intense. Easy to drink.

Oct 6th, 2016
Eric Urbani

Eric had this 4 years ago

Eric had this 4 years ago

Mar 11th, 2018
Anise Abdulla

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Anise had this 2 years ago

Sep 9th, 2019
Anise Abdulla

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Anise had this 3 years ago

Apr 30th, 2019
Steve Oh

Steve had this 3 years ago

Steve had this 3 years ago

Jun 28th, 2018