Although I’ve been a red wine lover for many years, I’ve just come across Franciscan Estate’s, Magnificat. According to their website, “Magnificat is one of the original Meritage blends in California, a wine Franciscan has proudly produced since 1985. Named for J.S. Bach's masterpiece, it is crafted to be as seamless and harmonious as its musical namesake.”
Bach’s Magnificat (BWV 243) has always been one of my favorite works. As a flutist, I especially love the ninth movement, Esurientes implevit bonis (He hath filled the hungry with good things), for alto and two flutes.
Hmm…perhaps Franciscan Estate is filling the thirsty with good things, too!
Enjoy this video recording of Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Concentus Musicus Vienna with soloist, Bernarda Fink.