Wednesday, March 08, 2006

2002 Franciscan Magnificant (Napa)

I tasted this about a month ago. I’m in the process of catching up on some of my previous wine notes that I’ve had scribbled on pieces of paper.

This wine is a direct result of the benefits that can come from knowing the right people. It came from a friend who tends bar at a mid-town hotel and was a result of overstock. A nice benefit!

This 2002 Franciscan Magnificant was inky purple in color. It’s aroma’s are smoky, leathery, tar, hints of cedar with dark fruit underneath. The fruit is there but it is slow to emerge. The wine was bone dry on the palate and somewhat astringent with a medium long finish. Overall ok but not as good as it probably could have been. Still, I can’t complain with the price!

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