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2001 Franciscan Magnificat Proprietary Red Wine Proprietary Blend

USA California North Coast Napa

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Score: 87 - 89 Rated By : Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Dec-2003

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Franciscan Magnificat Proprietary Red Wine Proprietary Blend 2001
An underrated Napa Bordeaux blend, Magnificat
Joe M.
Joe M.

Rated  on Apr 28, 2008

Franciscan Oakville Estate's Magnificat, 2001. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec. This wine is always well made. It's a quiet, elegant Bordeaux blend that is supple and finely balanced. It's not a screaming tannic monster nor is it wimpy. It's a just-right sort of Cab that is very food friendly. It's color is dark purple with garnet edges. The nose has a rustic aroma of dark fruit, especially black cherries and a hint of mocha, with a background of rain on wood, and herbs. In the mouth it's full bodied and silky, with black fruits well-balanced with the earthier and leathier tones. A little tobacco on the end. Fine grained tannins and a decent finish. It's easy to smile with a glass of this wine, and it's a must for food. Any steak, particulary with a little marbeling. Also great with slow-cooked short ribs and root vegetables.

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