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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
1783064,202
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
112,550
5.00 5
03/16/2009

Very thick, viscous and soft wine - a real beauty. Plums dominate, but it really was the rich silky nature that caught my attention.


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External Reviews for Franciscan Magnificat

External Review
03/16/2010

Franciscan Oakville Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 and all other wine from Franciscan Oakville Estates are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
12/27/2011

Pure crushed grapes. Incredible nose. Full-bodied, with super concentration and ultraripe tannins. It lasts for minutes. Classy, but muscular. Certan de May is back with force. Score range: 95-100 (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Certan de May 750ml


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03/08/2014

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External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesRuby red. 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 on the lingering finish.


External Review
11/25/2009

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 750ML


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
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.

Dietary Information: Organic, Certified Sustainable

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 4.40 g/l grams per liter

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