Franciscan Magnificat 2004

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

$52.99 $46.99
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Item No. 92453
  • red wine
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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 as the Bach masterwork it honors in name. This is the twentieth vintage.

"For Magnificat, our goal is simply to make the best glass of wine possible," says Janet. "We pay no attention to variety percentages until we put the wine together. We can afford to do this because, frankly, our Merlot is as rich and concentrated as our Cabernet. In Oakville, that is saying something."

Blend: 50% Merlot, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc

Appearance: Deep garnet.

Aroma: Enticing aromas of dark cherry and black plum with a dark chocolate background and notes of sage and black tea. Appealing and complex.

Flavors: Elegant, well-structured mouthfeel, with cherries, rich chocolate, black pepper and vibrant plum flavors filling the palate. Very supple, with fine texture and firm structure, giving an immediately approachable richness. The finish is a seamless continuation of fruit and cocoa-like tannins.

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(9/19/2010)
a great meritage for this price range. well blended with mellowed tannins. great fruit and subtle undertones. try this !
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