Franciscan Estate Magnificat 2014
Wine AdvocateThis blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 5% Malbec, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc celebrates the Franciscans' 30th vintage of this proprietary red. Loads of spice box, cassis, blackberry and vanillin jump from the glass of this dense purple wine. It is juicy, round and seductive, although at present, not terribly complex. The finish is slightly short and compact, but this is excellent wine at minimum. Drink it over the next 15 or so years.