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Franciscan Estate

2015 "Magnificat" Red
Meritage
California: Napa Valley
$35.99
36% off
$56.00
AVG. Price
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Ideal with
Smoked Ribs

Tasting Profile

Look

A gorgeous deep claret with garnet highlights hinting at extended time in oak barrels.

Smell

Graceful blackberry, black cherry, fig, kirsch and charred wood and hickory smoke.

Taste

Elegant and juicy, with a depth of authority and power delivered by ultra-fine tannins.

Finish

Harmony and grace waltz like silk on the long and impressive finish of sheer class.

Pairing

A classic lamb recipe such as a garlic and rosemary infused leg or a crown roast.

What the experts says

Who says that BBQ can't be classy? This wine is yet to be reviewed by the mainstream wine press and therefore an incredible opportunity before the hype gets out. The 2014 Magnificat sold out fast with a 96-point review and the 2015 vintage is FAR superior, in fact, this is one of the best Napa vintages ever. Not to miss!

We're proud to present to you Franciscan’s flagship Cabernet blend at an unbelievable bargain, we recommend that you pile up by the case, some to enjoy right away, some to age effortlessly for many years to come. It truly is better than even the best vintages of this in recent memory.

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What the winery says

Beautiful nose of ripe, perfumed cherry, with notes of vanilla, dark berry, sandalwood, and crème brûlée. Rich and inviting with a soft and full entry. Mouth-filling with a velvety texture of dark berry fruit, notes of black plum, cassis and mocha. Delicious supple tannins; the smooth finish lingers with notes of ripe cherry fruit, toasty oak notes and bittersweet chocolate on the finish.

Vineyard Notes

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WinemakerJanet Myers
Vintage2015
AppellationSt. Helena, Napa Valley
Composition70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec
Abv14.5%
TA6 g/L
pH3.68
Aging20 months