Franciscan Estates Napa Valley Magnificat (750 ml)
About this item
- Deep scarlet in color
- Aromas of dark cherry, plum, baking spices and coffee
- Flavors open with ripe plum and black currant
- Full bodied
Magnificat is one of the original Meritage blends in California, a wine Franciscan has proudly produced since 1985. Named for J.S. Bach's masterpiece, it is crafted to be as seamless and harmonious as its musical namesake. Starting with over 200 small lots of red wine, Magnificat is created to showcase our finest Bordeaux blend of the vintage. Carefully assessing each lot as it ages in barrel, we create the blend with repeated trials and blind tastings. Depending on how the varieties express in a given year, the composition will be different, always shaped to provide consistency of style. The wine is founded on Cabernet Sauvignon, but true to Meritage, uses other Bordeaux varietals to give roundness, structure, and rich complexity. It has an impressive structure readily apparent in a dense, full body with refined tannins. The extensive finish blends cassis with anise, tobacco, cocoa, and vanilla.