Deep scarlet in color with lovely layered aromas of dark plum, coffee and truffle. Subtle earthy and black currant aromas fill the nose giving terrific complexity. Seamless entry with juicy dark fruit flavors, rich toffee notes and darkly roasted coffee filling the palate.
The wine is elegant in presentation, showing firm structure and integrated tannins with a supple rich mouthfeel leading to a long vibrant finish of ripe berries and mocha.
Magnificat is one of the original Meritage blends in California, a wine Franciscan has proudly produced since 1985. Named for J.S. Bach’s masterpiece, it is crafted to be as seamless and harmonious as its musical namesake. Starting with over 200 small lots of red wine, Magnificat is created to showcase our finest Bordeaux blend of the vintage. Carefully assessing each lot as it ages in barrel, we create the blend with repeated trials and blind tastings. Depending on how the varieties express in a given year, the composition will be different, always shaped to provide consistency of style. The wine is founded on Cabernet Sauvignon, but true to Meritage, uses other Bordeaux varietals to give roundness, structure, and rich complexity.