Franciscan Estate

Magnificat Napa Valley Meritage

9.287 ratings
9.27 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
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
Ted Biser

One of our favorites. Actually visited the winery in 2015. Great meritage.

One of our favorites. Actually visited the winery in 2015. Great meritage.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 14th, 2016
Tung

Good peppery and dry

Good peppery and dry

1 person found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
T Barty

Napa trip 2015

Napa trip 2015

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2015
Jason Duff

Silky, smooth, hints of vanilla. Excited for this to open up a little.

Silky, smooth, hints of vanilla. Excited for this to open up a little.

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2015