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Franciscan Estate Magnificat Red Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Blend

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2010 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.

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    Dark cherry, chocolate. Mod to big tannins. Velvety smooth. Enjoyed with cheese and crackers. Paid $50 at the winery.

    11 months
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    Very nice. Smooth. Paid a little more at the restaurant but was worth it. Great with our steak dinner.

    11 months
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    Full body - cherry notes - crisp finish

    11 months
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    Red blend Meritage

    about 3 years
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    Excellent Brand

    about 3 years
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    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/06
  • 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 & Spirits
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator