Franciscan Reserve Merlot 2013

Fanciful Name: Reserve
Varietal: Merlot
Vintage: 2013
Country of Origin: California
Appellation: Napa Valley
Retail Price: $45

Tasting Notes: Nearly all Merlot, with a small amount of Syrah, and a hint of Cabernet. Quite deep in color, with lots of black cherry, some dried fruit and a nice splash of vanilla. The palate has plenty of weight, with the cherry shining through, accented by some vanilla and chocolate notes. A very long finish.
Franciscan Reserve Merlot 2013