2008 Franciscan Meritage Magnificat
The Magnificat 2008 is a deep ruby color. The wine has complex and dense fruit aromas of blackberry, ripe plum, and cherry with notes of vanilla bean, rosemary, clove, and hazelnut amid layers of mocha and cassis. Rich and full-bodied, the mouthfeel is concentrated, yet elegant, brimming with deep boysenberry and dark cherry fruits — woven together with velvety, supple tannins. The dense, well-structured palate is silky and round, with hints of cocoa, black peppercorn, and violets on a long, harmonious finish.