Franciscan Estate Magnificat
Meritage Red Wine | 2012 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- VN Vinous
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- OT Other Review Service
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
91 pts.Wine Enthusiast: February, 2016
A red Meritage driven by 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, this structured, full-bodied wine also blends in 19% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. Blackberry and chocolate accent chalky tannins, with bold hits of black licorice, cassis, pencil and black tea. Drink now through 2020.
90 pts.Wine Spectator: October 15, 2015
Firm and complex, with enticing aromas of dark and red berry, spice, cedar and graphite. Tightly focused and very Bordeaux-like, showing restraint and structure. Ends long and fruity. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2026. 12,338 cases made.
90 pts.Wine & Spirits: October 1, 2015
Mostly cabernet sauvignon (73 percent) and merlot (19 percent), this blend includes small amounts of petit verdot, malbec and franc. Time in oak has given a coal-black depth to its substantial tannins, while the fruit percolates through with pungent cherry skin and juicier cherry-flesh flavors. The dark, espresso-roast scent of oak continues in the finish, needing cellar time to meld completely with the fruit.