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Franciscan Estate Magnificat Red Napa Valley

Wine Details


Red Blend



Wine Description

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.

    over 4 years
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    After 8 years, it aged very nicely!

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/06
  • Wine & Spirits
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator