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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
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
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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
1580261,280
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
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
05/23/2008

From one of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape greats, this white blend will entice with aromas of honeysuckle, freshly cut grass, and almonds. On the palate, the lasting acidity wraps around flavors of baked pears and grapefruit pith.


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 **


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 91Ripe, with nice kirsch and raspberry fruit backed by darker hints of applewood-smoked bacon, plum sauce and dark licorice. Juicy and long on the finish, this stretches out nicely. A great second wine. Best from 2009 through 2025.


External Review
04/24/2009

This is dense and chewy, but not tiring to drink, thanks to fresh acidity and an edgy, gravelly feel that drives the blackberry, currant and sweet spice notes. The long finish has great briary grip, with notes of garrigue and hot stone checking in. B... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Vieux Telegraphe, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau 750ml


External Review
11/25/2009

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 750ML


External Review
01/15/2009

Appearance: Ruby red Aroma: Aromas of rich chocolate, coffee, and cassis with notes of mixed dark fruit and raspberry. Flavors: 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
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.


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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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