Franciscan Estate

Magnificat Napa Valley Meritage

9.052 ratings
9.22 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
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 Montoleone

Smooth and drinking nicely, but don’t think it has much time left drink now

Smooth and drinking nicely, but don’t think it has much time left drink now

Nov 21st, 2020
Joanne Gallagher

Good nose, heavy berry. Would definitely drink again

Good nose, heavy berry. Would definitely drink again

Feb 10th, 2019
Paul Hoffert

I have had a ton of the regular Franciscan by the glass. It is a stable choice at restaurants that have limited wine list. I have not actually had the Magnificat until now. I thought it had a mild coffee bean and plum aroma. The plum is predominate fruit along with cigar box and a touch of spice. It is a pretty full bodied wine. The tannins were in check. This went well with a Liga Privada T52. Enjoy a glass.

I have had a ton of the regular Franciscan by the glass. It is a stable choice at restaurants that have limited wine list. I have not actually had the Magnificat until now. I thought it had a mild coffee bean and plum aroma. The plum is predominate fruit along with cigar box and a touch of spice. It is a pretty full bodied wine. The tannins were in check. This went well with a Liga Privada T52. Enjoy a glass.

May 16th, 2018
Mike Stricoff

We went out for dinner and wine at a Mexican restaurant with happy hour, so expectations were definitely *south of the border*. However, one sip of this beautiful blend and i realized it was muy delicioso. I think it was the cab franc in the blend that unleashed a fantastic sweet finish on an otherwise dry wine. Body medium minus, but fruit forward. Chia seeds, vanilla and even fruit by the foot come to mind as the wine slides down your tongue. ¡Asombroso!

We went out for dinner and wine at a Mexican restaurant with happy hour, so expectations were definitely *south of the border*. However, one sip of this beautiful blend and i realized it was muy delicioso. I think it was the cab franc in the blend that unleashed a fantastic sweet finish on an otherwise dry wine. Body medium minus, but fruit forward. Chia seeds, vanilla and even fruit by the foot come to mind as the wine slides down your tongue. ¡Asombroso!

Feb 27th, 2018
Kevin Lichte

One of my favorite blends. Very smooth and delicious wines. Can’t say anything more than that

One of my favorite blends. Very smooth and delicious wines. Can’t say anything more than that

Nov 1st, 2017
Matt Konopka

TGIF.

TGIF.

Oct 27th, 2017
Adurelli

Nice blend primarily of Cab

Nice blend primarily of Cab

Oct 26th, 2017
Sarah Lindberg

Very well balanced. Never disappoints.

Very well balanced. Never disappoints.

Oct 18th, 2017