Franciscan Estate 2014 Magnificat Napa Valley
Thank goodness for my automatic shut-off valve. The 2014 Magnificat, brimming with black berry, cassis, black cherry and black pepper spice, has a magical balance of freshness that lifted every bite of Sunday night’s meaty tuna steak dinner. I could have eaten and sipped my way into food and wine oblivion.
Magnificat is a Cabernet Sauvignon blend, with small percentages of Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc adding to the complexity and structure of the wine. It has long been a favorite, and I am already plotting what meal will help me polish off the bottle tomorrow evening.