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Franciscan Magnificat 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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

Member Reviews for Franciscan Magnificat

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Snooth User: brad8983
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4.00 5
05/19/2009

Very good. Had with steak and I enjoyed quite a bit.


Snooth User: 0ldmriguy
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3.50 5
02/26/2010

Ignore the speculator review , I can get this wine for the mid to low thirties. For that price this works, I'm drinking a glass as I write this.


Snooth User: JamesonHuckaba
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4.50 5
10/15/2009

A very nice Bordeaux blend - went perfectly with my venison steak. Super silky smooth on the palate, with traditional hints of tobacco and leather supported by a well-balanced base. 91/100


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
01/18/2010

A meritage; my 5th wine tasted at the winery. Aromas complete with some pepper, an earthiness and spice. Palate filled with dark fruit, black currants, blackberries, and plums. Structurally balanced and nice complex length.


Snooth User: GoinGray
737701,347
4.50 5
06/26/2008

cedar/dark cherry scent, dry, tobacco taste, has a smoky finish


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
2.50 5
06/26/2012

This was just ok for me. A little to acidic without much fruit. A little one dimensional.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,553
4.00 5
03/16/2009

A lot of acid on the start, coming off a little prickly. This was quickly replaced by an extreme burst of black currants. A rich fruity wine overall and smooth through the mid and after palate. Still needs to age.


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External Reviews for Franciscan Magnificat

External Review
10/15/2009

Aromas of rich chocolate, coffee, and cassis with notes of mixed dark fruit and raspberry. Extraordinarily rich and mouth-filling, with flavors of cassis, coffee and toasted oak that grace a well-structured body, full of texture with ripe, supple tannins


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDeep violet with crimson edges. Dark ripe black cherries, licorice, mountain herbs, mocha and fine integrated oak. Thick, deep and explosive. Chocolate dipped black fruit, enveloped in rich sweet oak, firm and structured ripe tannins. Long, fruit driven finish.


External Review
03/08/2009

Intense blackberry, chocolate and floral aromas. Full-bodied, with amazing texture of soft tannins and ripe fruit. All in balance. So long. Goes on and on. Loving and tender. This reminds me of 1950, although I wasn't around to taste it from barrel! ... Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Vieux Chateau Certan 750ml


External Review
01/17/2009

The Wine News ReviewRated 92Dense crimson hue. Complex scents of mocha, black cherry and vanilla. Creamy flavors of raspberry and black cherry with secondary nuances of orange pekoe tea and rum cake. Velvety tannins and layers of raspberry, cherry and sweet tobacco in the unfolding close.Wine Tasting NotesDeep red. Rich and complex layers of black cherry, cassis, plum and red fruit aromas. Hints of toasted oak and tobacco. Full and round with great balance. Deep, ripe black fruit characters with hints of vanilla and spice. A rich mouth feel with soft tannins and traces of toasted oak that lead to a long and velvety finish.


External Review
01/16/2014

2005 Quinta Do Vallado Adelaide. First declared Vintage Port in 293 Years! 92 Robert ParkerJoão Ferreira Alvares Ribeiro and his cousin Francisco Ferreira, owners of Quinta do Vallado in the Douro Valley in Portugal, have every right to celebrate...


External Review
07/31/2008

A classic example of Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, rich and full-bodied with black cherry, plum, and currant flavors, along with sweet oak and supple tannins.


External Review
08/18/2010

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. - Winery ** Only 5 in Stock **


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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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Dietary Information: Organic, Certified Sustainable

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Sugar: 4.40 g/l grams per liter

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