Franciscan Estate

Magnificat Napa Valley Meritage

9.1535 ratings
9.031 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Ted Boydston

Out at my fav Italian restaurant and failing at ordering apropos Italian wine. Bramble, cocoa, cedar accentuate this inappropriately paired Bordeaux blend. A bit of an heated nose can deceive as compared to the smoothly honed palette.

Out at my fav Italian restaurant and failing at ordering apropos Italian wine. Bramble, cocoa, cedar accentuate this inappropriately paired Bordeaux blend. A bit of an heated nose can deceive as compared to the smoothly honed palette.

May 14th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Liked it so much I had to try another bottle. Founded in 1972 by a group of lawyers and doctors from San Fran turning their passion for wine into a business. A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Malbec & 1% Cabernet Franc, aromas of dark red fruits, spice and nutty notes. Plum and cranberry flavors with espresso, cedar and cacao tones, good balance. Fine tannins that need decanting first, lingering ending with sweet spice notes. Consistent.

Liked it so much I had to try another bottle. Founded in 1972 by a group of lawyers and doctors from San Fran turning their passion for wine into a business. A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Malbec & 1% Cabernet Franc, aromas of dark red fruits, spice and nutty notes. Plum and cranberry flavors with espresso, cedar and cacao tones, good balance. Fine tannins that need decanting first, lingering ending with sweet spice notes. Consistent.

Mar 14th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1972 by a group of lawyers and doctors from San Fran turning their passion for wine into a business. A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Malbec & 1% Cabernet Franc, aromas of dark red fruits, spice and nutty notes. Plum and cranberry flavors with espresso, cedar and cacao tones, good balance. Fine tannins that need decanting first, lingering ending with sweet spice notes.

Founded in 1972 by a group of lawyers and doctors from San Fran turning their passion for wine into a business. A blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 2% Malbec & 1% Cabernet Franc, aromas of dark red fruits, spice and nutty notes. Plum and cranberry flavors with espresso, cedar and cacao tones, good balance. Fine tannins that need decanting first, lingering ending with sweet spice notes.

Feb 27th, 2018
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.1

One of the best 2011 reds from Napa.

One of the best 2011 reds from Napa.

3 people found it helpfulSep 25th, 2014
Teresa S

Baking spices and yummy red fruit and cedar.

Baking spices and yummy red fruit and cedar.

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2019
John W
9.2

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry and strawberry. A hint of vanilla and florals. On the palate, cherry, vanilla, with a long chocolate and oak finish. Strong tannins. Smooth, not too overpowering. 2012.

Deep ruby coloration. On the nose, cherry and strawberry. A hint of vanilla and florals. On the palate, cherry, vanilla, with a long chocolate and oak finish. Strong tannins. Smooth, not too overpowering. 2012.

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2016
Kevin Berkowitz

Well balanced. Nice body, hints if cherry and plum.

Well balanced. Nice body, hints if cherry and plum.

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2016
Michael Teran

2012 at Costco. had the 96' in 2004 and hadn't seen it since. mostly cab but has the sweetness of the other varietals. still good after all of these years!

2012 at Costco. had the 96' in 2004 and hadn't seen it since. mostly cab but has the sweetness of the other varietals. still good after all of these years!

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2016
Steven Gage

Nice, well balanced, full bodied blend. Great for the price and goes well with most food. Would buy again.

Nice, well balanced, full bodied blend. Great for the price and goes well with most food. Would buy again.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2016
Lia deBettencourt

Young, yet excellent. Will age well 🍷

Young, yet excellent. Will age well 🍷

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2016