1998 Franciscan Oakville Estate Magnificat (Red Meritage), Napa Valley

Producer: Franciscan Oakville Estate
Vintage: 1998
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: United States, California, Napa Valley
Appellation: Napa Valley
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: $40.00

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Tasting notes


<li> a wine for any claret lover <li> drink over 4-5 years <br><br> I was lucky to taste this red blend twice recently, once in California and the second time in Bordeaux with a group of hardcore Claret lovers. Surprisingly, Franciscan's 1998 Magnifica


Claret style - expansive aroma of cedar, truffles, berries, and lovely refined black cherry fruit. It also delivers beautiful flavours of berries, cinnamon, and lightly toasted oak with a hint of chocolate in the finish. Good structure, balance and light

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