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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

Editorial Reviews for Franciscan Magnificat

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.50 5
12/08/2009

Butterscotch and black cherry on the nose with just a touch of herbs and a piercing violet top note. On the palate this is very fresh with great acids and unobtrusive tannins that are very soft but add volume in the mouth. The fruit has a muddy, earthy tone that adds nice depth and a touch of complexity to the pure fruit. 88pts


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Snooth User: brad8983
17518359
4.00 5
05/19/2009

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


Snooth User: 0ldmriguy
14678051
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
12244610
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: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
0.00 5
12/11/2008

medium to dark garnet . red berry+cherry. red fruit+spice,smooth+spice,green-white pepper,fresh finish on fruit


Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
63471,856
0.00 5
12/11/2008

citrus+lemonlime+honey, tropical fruit. green melon, touch of grass, mineral, dry cherry fruit, green+herb finish, sour?. out of balance?, too light body, steely


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

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


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External Reviews for Franciscan Magnificat

External Review
01/17/2009

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar ReviewMedium red. Precise raspberry and redcurrant aromas complicated by assertive garrigue and mineral notes. Highly concentrated, very pure berry flavors are nicely framed by gentle acidity. Finishes silky and very long, with compelling sweetness. Daniel Brunel rates this wine alongside his 1978 and 1998 for sheer quality.Wine Advocate ReviewRated 92-94A beautiful wine is the 2005 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape. A saturated dark ruby, it offers up notes of seaweed wrappers (nori) intermixed with truffle, black raspberry, cherry, and some black currant, pepper, and iodine. Fleshy, full-bodied, with good acidity, moderately high tannins, and a long, rich finish, this wine will require 2-4 years of bottle age then drink well for close to 20 years. Drink 2009 - 2027.


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
04/30/2010

Telegramme Châteauneuf du Pape Brunier 2005 and all other wine from Telegramme are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from France and across the globe.


External Review
10/29/2009

Dark red with an opaque pink rim. Aromas of potpourri, eucalyptus and tobacco with some sweet vanilla notes. Pleasing fruit on the medium-bodied palate blends with a good amount of tannin to provide structiure to go the distance. Drinking nicely n... Cory Gowan. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from in Italy. 2005 Drei Dona Cabernet Sauvignon Forli Magnificat 750ml


External Review
11/20/2013

Quite lush for a 2005, with rich, forward raspberry and boysenberry fruit layered with mocha, fruitcake and Christmas pudding notes. Intense graphite underpinning keeps it all honest. The superlong finish is loaded with raspberry ganache and Turkish coffee notes. Just grows and grows in the glass. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2009 through 2029.


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
11/16/2011

Geringe Erträge, perfekte Reife, eine lange Maischegärung und der Ausbau in Eichenbarriques während vierzehn Monaten haben gemeinsam zur Geburt dieses Rouge d'Enfer 2004¯ mit seiner beeindruckenden Konzentration und Materie beigetragen. Seine Aromen reichen von Anklängen an Wildbeeren über schwarze Früchte bis zu Gewürznoten. Am Gaumen offenbart sich seine Wucht in einer Tanninstruktur, die gut in die intensive, edle Frucht eingebettet ist."


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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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