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Black Pepper, Vanilla, Plum
Deep garnet in color with dark coffee notes lifted by aromas of ripe black currants and Morello cherries. Hints of aniseed, black pepper and vanilla. Layered and complex. Balanced but equally complex on the palate with notes of ripe plum and fig, dark brambly berries and soft tones of toffee and chocolate. Richly textured with smooth tannins, well-integrated and full-bodied. Long, elegant finish of dark cassis and black peppercorn notes.

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Dark Cherry, Plum, Chocolate
Vivid garnet in color with perfumed and inviting aromas of rich dark cherry, plum,chocolate, and layered undertones of vanilla, clove, black pepper, and sage. A well-balanced expression of fruit and oak elements fills the palate with cassis, bright cherry, dark berry, toast, cedar, and a hint of vanilla. Round but structured, with well-knit tannins that impart texture and length on the finish.

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Blackberry, Dark Fruit, Chocolate
The wine opens with aromatic notes of black cherry and dark plum with appealing undertones of clove and vanilla. The velvet-smooth palate adds blackberry, dark fruit and chocolate characteristics, which blend with complex hints of cedar and toasted oak. Fine tannins impart texture and length on the finish. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon alongside hearty, rich meats, like ribeye steak, roasted lamb, pork chops and grilled gourmet burgers.

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Pear, Meyer Lemon, Pineapple
Our smooth, rich, and delightful 2019 Chardonnay offers a beautifully expressive taste of Monterey County on California’s scenic Central Coast. Generous aromas of freshly baked apple galette lift from the glass. Distinctive notes of ripe pear, Meyer lemon, light florals, and pineapple open on the plush palate, complemented by flavorful hints of vanilla and nutmeg, underscored by subtle suggestions of buttery toast. This easy-going wine offers brightness and balance, perfect for sipping on its own or paired with cheese and fruit, pasta with white sauce or barbecued chicken.

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Meyer Lemon, White Peach, Pear
Our bold and bright Monterey County Sauvignon Blanc opens with generous aromas of grapefruit, lime and white florals. The delightfully crisp palate brings notes of fresh-cut Meyer lemon, white peach and juicy pear, with tropical hints of guava, lychee and crushed pineapple adding depth. A refreshing, lifted finish makes this wine an ideal choice for pairing with seasonal green salads, bright seafood dishes or zesty grilled chicken.

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Black Currant, Blackberry, Fig, Spice
<b>ABOUT FRANCISCAN</b><br> Founded in 1972 as an homage to the Friars who brought old world viticulture to California, Franciscan wines remain a distinct pleasure – complex and vibrant, yet supple and lingering. We strive to over deliver in all phases of the tasting experience. Our Magnificat Meritage is a rich and harmonious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc inspired by (and named for) a J.S. Bach masterpiece. <br><br> <b>VINTAGE NOTES</b><br> The 2018 growing season began with plentiful winter rains that gave to a consistently warm and steady that eased into a mild-Fall, resulting in a slightly later harvest that delivered beautifully developed fruit with marked complexity. <br><br> <b>TASTING NOTES</b><br> The wine is composed primarily with Napa Valley’s most renowned variety, Cabernet Sauvignon, bringing a mouth-filling palate marked by black currant, blackberry, fig and complex spice notes. This is balanced by 8% Malbec, which adds layers of dried fruit and leather as well as enhances the richness and structure of the wine. An addition of 3% Cabernet Franc contributes complexity and brightness with suggestions of cranberry and raspberry, underscored with hints of thyme and herbs. The beautiful, round palate is supported by fine-grained tannins that add appealing texture to this persistent, lengthy wine.
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