2005 Franciscan Estate Magnificat Red Wine
148 Ratings
Detail
148 Ratings
2005 Franciscan Estate Magnificat Red Wine

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 2004 Vintage) 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...

Shipping Information

Free shipping with a purchase of 12 bottles or more.

  • User Avatar

    nose is beefy and hearty. body and finish is dry and tart with long finish

    7 months
  • User Avatar

    good drinkable red, drink again.

    over 3 years
  • User Avatar
    7 months
Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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.