Franciscan Cuvée Sauvage Chardonnay 2010

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*Magnificat is one of the original Meritage "Bordeaux Blend" in California, a wine Franciscan has proudly crafted since 1985*Deep garnet color. Multi-layered and remarkably complex, this wine offers an impressive array of aromas. Rich black plum, crème de cassis, dusty cocoa, sweet anise, and vanilla, imbued with subtle undertones of toffee and warm cardamom. The rich and voluminous mouthfeel is tempered by supple, velvety tannins, and a long cassis-infused finish.

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Franciscan Oakville Estate:
Franciscan has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley. Founded over three decades ago, wine industry revolutionaries Raymond Duncan and Justin Meyer shaped the winery’s beginnings. In 1985, renowned vintner Agustin Huneeus took over the reins, leading the winery to greatness through innovation and a commitment to small-lot winemaking. Today, Director of Winemaking Janet M... Read more
Franciscan has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley. Founded over three decades ago, wine industry revolutionaries Raymond Duncan and Justin Meyer shaped the winery’s beginnings. In 1985, renowned vintner Agustin Huneeus took over the reins, leading the winery to greatness through innovation and a commitment to small-lot winemaking. Today, Director of Winemaking Janet Myers is preserving the winery’s legacy while leading it into the future. “We inherited a craftsman’s ethic here: work with nature, work in small lots, innovate. Our uniqueness depends on the details,” she says. All of Franciscan’s winemakers have left their individual marks, but all have remained true to Franciscan’s signature: bold wines with the rare combination of rich, vibrant flavors yet fine, supple texture. Read less
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Snooth User: Sulldjjr
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4.00 5
10/30/2010

A rich, honey scented, full-bodied buttery delighted.


Snooth User: spc73
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4.00 5
10/31/2010

Four glasses



*Magnificat is one of the original Meritage "Bordeaux Blend" in California, a wine Franciscan has proudly crafted since 1985*Deep garnet color. Multi-layered and remarkably complex, this wine offers an impressive array of aromas. Rich black plum, crème de cassis, dusty cocoa, sweet anise, and vanilla, imbued with subtle undertones of toffee and warm cardamom. The rich and voluminous mouthfeel is tempered by supple, velvety tannins, and a long cassis-infused finish.

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