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Franciscan Merlot Napa Valley
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a complex merlot...
08/05/2010
by lingprof
...that tastes like it could easily cost twice as much! an enticing nose, nice spice, and some dark notes that we really liked. Buy it now because I bet it will go up in price next year!
Excellent Merlot
08/14/2005
by Auman11707160
This was recommended to me at a restaurant and I was suprised at how great this was. Smooth and mellow, not overly tannic. The Franciscan Merlot is what I compare all other merlots to.
Superb
05/17/2003
by love10530753
one of the best i have had at a reasonable price

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Merlot

Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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