Franciscan Estate

2015 'Magnificat' Red

Meritage

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:May 21, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$56.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Better Than The Best

Great news Operatives! This wine is yet to be reviewed by the mainstream wine press and therefore an incredible opportunity before the hype gets out. The 2014 Magnificat sold out fast with a 96-point review and the 2015 vintage is FAR more superior, in fact, one of the best Napa vintages ever. The Wine Spies is proud to present to you Franciscan’s flagship Cabernet blend at an unbelievable bargain, we recommend that you pile up by the case, some to enjoy right away, some to age effortlessly for many years to come. It truly is better than even the best vintages of this in recent memory.

Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking brand new silk screen artwork on this commemorative 30th-anniversary bottling of Magnificat. In the glass, a gorgeous deep claret with garnet highlights hints at the extended time in oak barrels. Graceful blackberry, black cherry, fig, kirsch, charred wood, and hickory smoke notes are truly impressive on the nose. Elegant and juicy from the very first sip on, with a depth of authority and power delivered by ultra-fine tannins. Harmony and grace waltz-like silk on the long and impressive finish of sheer class. For a lavish meal to celebrate life (which is highly justifiable almost every night at this price!) think along a classic lamb recipe such as a garlic and rosemary infused leg or a crown roast. This Napa classic will set the evening on fire, sparking up unforgettable flavors and conversation. Primarily from Franciscan’s top Oakville Estate vineyards.

When we do the math between this wine’s past scores, the vintage accolades and how good a deal this is, we just can’t believe it. Since the inaugural 1985 vintage Franciscan’s Magnificat has adorned cellars worldwide next to the likes of Opus One, Insignia and Rubicon to name a few other pioneers. Bridging the tradition of blending Cabernet Sauvignon with other Bordeaux grapes to achieve its full potential every harvest, it’s the epitome of Napa Valley’s global legacy and excellence in Meritage blends. Though rarely seen, carefully cellared examples of older vintages equal in quality to this 2015 such as 1997, easily fetch over $100+ per bottle. Act now, pile up as much as you can and you won’t regret it.

Tasting Profile

Look:

A gorgeous deep claret with garnet highlights hinting at extended time in oak barrels.

Smell:

Graceful blackberry, black cherry, fig, kirsch and charred wood and hickory smoke.

Taste:

Elegant and juicy, with a depth of authority and power delivered by ultra-fine tannins.

Finish:

Harmony and grace waltz like silk on the long and impressive finish of sheer class.

Pairing:

A classic lamb recipe such as a garlic and rosemary infused leg or a crown roast.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Janet Myers
Vintage
2015
Appellation
St. Helena, Napa Valley
Composition
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec
Abv
14.5%
TA
6 g/L
pH
3.68
Aging
20 months
Barrels
70% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 21, 2019 at 11:59 pm
$56.00
Avg. Price
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