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2003 Franciscan - Magnificat Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Oakville - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Oakville

Red Proprietary Blend
Drink Dates
Comm: 2004-2010 VF: 2005-2018

Author JoyLovesWine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 09/29/2009

wine ethnusiest 92 Magnificat is a hand-selected blend of the vintage's finest lots of fruit. Every year, winemaker Janet Myers tastes hundreds of barrel samples to craft Magnificat, a wine as seamless and harmonious as the Bach masterwork it honors in name. Varietal Composition: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot. Appearance: Deep red. Aroma: Plum and dried cherries are intertwined with hints of tobacco, rich chocolate and soft violet. Flavors: Luscious notes of dark cherry, clove and cocoa fill the mouth. Elegant and soft, the supple tannins infuse the palate and bring the wine to a long finish with hints of sweet toasty oak and a touch of cocoa.

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Author Simon
Site / Blog link Trust Rating 96.748%
Tasted On 07/15/2008
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Author Sam J
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 88.889%
Tasted On 05/26/2007
Drink Dates 2004-2010
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Author Joshua L
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Tasted On 01/06/2007

Great wine, very smooth

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