2010 Franciscan Estate Magnificat Napa Valley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Meritage
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.8
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine & Spirits
89

2010 Franciscan Estate Magnificat Napa Valley

A wine of tremendous resonance and presence, there’s a vibrant, delicious rush of ripe black cherry and plum at the entry that unfolds into a luscious mid palate with cassis, ripe blackberry, cocoa, and black truffle.

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes

Appearance: Deep garnet

Aromas: Multi-layered and remarkably complex, this wine offers an impressive array of aromas. Rich black plum, crème de cassis, dusty cocoa, sweet anise, and vanilla, imbued with subtle undertones of toffee and warm cardamom.

Flavors: A wine of tremendous resonance and presence, there’s a vibrant, delicious rush of ripe black cherry and plum at the entry that unfolds into a luscious mid palate with cassis, ripe blackberry, cocoa, and black truffle. The rich and voluminous mouthfeel is tempered by supple, velvety tannins, and a long cassis-infused finish.

Ratings
91 points - Wine Advocate - October 2013 issue #209

The 2010 Magnificat is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. It possesses a deep purple color along with sweet creme de cassis, charcoal and background oak characteristics. There is no trace of herbaceousness in this full-bodied, opulent, nicely textured, chewy, long 2010. It is an impressive effort from Franciscan.

89 points & Best Buy - Wine & Spirits, August 2014 issue

“Packed with fruit, arrested by tannins, this draws on oxygen for two days before those tannins soften up. It develops into a richly textured red, a simple blend of cherry and chocolate flavors. Cellar it for a year or two, then decant for roast beef.”

Vineyard Notes
2010 brought near-average rainfall amounts with a few late spring rains delaying the start of ripening. The spring and summer temperatures stayed mild with only one heat spike coming in late August, which helped advance the ripening and the start of harvest about one week later than normal. The reds are deeply colored and elegantly structured, with abundant dark cassis fruit, fine-grained tannins, and supple mouthfeel. Cabernet Sauvignon from our Oakville Estate started to arrive at the winery on September 29 and ending on October 28. The Merlot started coming in from the ranch during the third week of October.
Production Notes
78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
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