2002 Franciscan Estate Magnificat Red Napa Valley
153 Ratings
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153 Ratings
2002 Franciscan Estate Magnificat Red Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From «nv» Vintage) Appearance: Deep garnet. Aroma: Inviting aromas of dark cherry, sage, and red plums. Complex layers of ripe berries, with undertones of vanilla and cloves. Flavors: Full-bodied and textural, with ripe flavors of black plum and cherry, cocoa and cassis. A concentrated, rich palate with round tannins leads to a long finish interwoven with blackberry, anise and mocha.

Winemaker's Notes

From each vintage we compose Magnificat, a red Meritage wine that best expresses the unique terroir of our Oakville Estate. Blending creates a harmonious wine which is ultimately more than each of its individual elements: Cabernet Sauvignon for structure, Merlot for suppleness, and Cabernet Franc for spice and aroma. Determining the exact composition of the final blend is an art form, making each vintage distinctive and unique. Appearance: Deep ruby red. Aroma: Cherry, black licorice, vanilla....

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From each vintage we compose Magnificat, a red Meritage wine that best expresses the unique terroir of our Oakville Estate. Blending creates a harmonious wine which is ultimately more than each of its individual elements: Cabernet Sauvignon for structure, Merlot for suppleness, and Cabernet Franc for spice and aroma. Determining the exact composition of the final blend is an art form, making each vintage distinctive and unique. Appearance: Deep ruby red. Aroma: Cherry, black licorice, vanilla....

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03