Last night, I opened a 1/2 bottle of Franciscan Oakville Estates 'Magnificat' 2002. I decided to let it sit in the bottle and try it again today. You can see the last entry for more details if you are interested.
Still has a beautiful nose today. I also just poured part of it into my decanter, so we'll see how that holds up.
This wine has really opened up and evened out. Still has a dusty tannic character, but the fruit and other flavors are able to show through. It is a much easier wine to drink now. It really still needs a medium rare ribeye, though. Lots of spice on the finish, which is still very long.
Rating: I'll probably Love It in about 5 years.