Franciscan Magnificat 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Price: $51.99 $39.99
Save $12.00 (23%)
Item No. 103400
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

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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SteveY - Willoughby, OH (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/28/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
This one needs a little more time in the bottle. Firm tannins, lots of dark fruits, and oak. Really opens up the second day. Looking forward to trying this again in a year or two. Can drink now with a couple hours of decanting if you like 'em big and bold.
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Rating:
(7/26/2011)
Deep garnet color; Light floral nose of black fruit, leather, vanilla and oak (which overpower the fruit); Medium bodied on the palate with overtones of black cherry, cassis, and pepper; Firm tannins (should improve as the tannins soften); Disappointing short finish. Overall - good, not great. In my opinion, not worth the high price. There are way too many superior Bordeaux blends out there to spend $54.00 on this one! Will not buy again.
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(8/11/2011)
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Woohoo - New York, NY (read all my reviews)

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(4/26/2011)
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