2004 Franciscan Estate Magnificat Red Napa Valley
150 Ratings
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150 Ratings
2004 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

Magnificat is a hand-selected blend of the vintage's finest lots of fruit. Every year, winemaker Janet Myers tastes hundreds of barrel samples to craft Magnificat, a wine as seamless and harmonious a...

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Magnificat is a hand-selected blend of the vintage's finest lots of fruit. Every year, winemaker Janet Myers tastes hundreds of barrel samples to craft Magnificat, a wine as seamless and harmonious a...

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    soft mouthfeel. very dry finish. intense black cherry/currant on the front. heady nose, spicy.

    8 months
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    After 8 years, it aged very nicely!

    8 months
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) 73% Cabernet Sauvignon; 23% Merlot; 4% Bordelais reds. With decently focused cassis-like fruit as its central theme and accents of cocoa and sweet oak in support, this wine finds its full-bodied, supple texture set against decently fruited, somewhat coarsely grained impressions, and that slight edginess stays around until the finish. A bit of cellaring is needed.