A blend of 73% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec, the 2000 Magnificat is a good commercial-styled wine exhibiting a deep ruby/plum color, and plenty of toasty oak, notes of melted licorice, chocolate, and black currant fruit offered in a lusty, straightforward, and satisfying style.
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89
Smooth, rich and polished, with layers of currant, blackberry, cedary oak and spicy-anise scents. Very Bordeaux-like flavor profile, with balance and structure, finishing with firm, gritty tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. 25,000 cases made.