92 Points James Suckling - "A bright and balanced red with currant, plum, chocolate and walnut aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Pretty length and control to this. A blend of mostly cabernet sauvignon with some merlot, malbec and cabernet franc. Drink or hold."
90 Points Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "Franciscan's 2013 Red Blend Magnificat is juicy, forward and expressive, all qualities that will allow it to drink well upon release. The flavors are bold, ripe and racy throughout, but all the elements are very nicely put together."