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2011 Franciscan Red Blends or Varietals "Magnificat"

Franciscan 2011 Magnificat

Winery: Franciscan

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Magnificat"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot & 3% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 8,187

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: February 3, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored red blend from Franciscan opens with a black raspberry bouquet with hints of musty oak and cranberry. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a mild mineral infused black cherry and oak blend with hints of blueberry and plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for quite a while. This wine would pair well with slow cooked short ribs. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A complex melange of cassis, plum, and mocha. The beautiful and inviting aroma opens further to reveal notes of peppercorn, black olive, sage, and tobacco. Elegant and rich with cherry and blackberry fruit followed by fine, supple tannins and a velvety mouthfeel. Notes of cocoa, creme de cassis, and black truffle complement the complex fruit. Delicious roundness and texture lead to a seamless finish.

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