Francis Co Shiraz 2008
Editorial Reviews for Francis Co Shiraz
Slightly herbal and cocoa-dusted on the nose, this shows an almost floral sweetness to the aromas of beefy, plummy fruit. A bit thick on entry, this is soft and a bit fat. Fills your mouth with plush, dark berry and lightly baked plum fruit, accented with a hint of baking spices, vanilla and caramel. It’s an easy drinking, fairly intense wine suited for the cocktail set. 84pts
Succulent sweet Aromas of raspberries and strawberry cheesecake. Red fruit on palate some red apples, easy drinking, smooth flavors, mild acidity, loads of fruitiness but an even keel Love the nose
Blue fruit on the nose, a little floral, med bodied, perfumey Not very lengthy, but fits the bill
Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10
Light, fruity, kind of flat. It's okay.
More Syrah than Merlot. Not enough depth.
Very fresh. Roses,raspberries and ripe strawberries with a pleasant finish. Great rose color. Beautiful presentation!
Rich, fruity and elegantly textured. Rich plum color. Full bodied, with aromas of cherries, strawberry. Very warm and round with subtle notes of chocolate, vanilla and jammy fruit flavors on the palate. Soft tannins, smooth finish. I like my Merlot with meat, cheese or...chocolate! Cheers!
External Reviews for Francis Co Shiraz
I tried this wine one evening over at a friendrsquo;s house with salisbury steak. Wow! For the price, it is a steal! Diamond is sourced from several locations for specific flavor components the winemaker is interested in bringing out from the terroir. The result of his meticulous selection process is a sweet, fruit forward, very aromatic Merlot. It has a nice acidity that can cut through meat in an instant. Being aged in French oak, sweet vanilla is intermingled throughout. They blend a small amount of Syrah and Petite Sirah to give it that intense color. It is a must try with meatloaf, veal osso bucco or a black and bleu salad.
Aromas of berries and blackberry pie from the fruit stand out in the nose and integrate with the stylish toasty quality from the oak. On the palate, the identifiable raspberry and dense blue, jammy fruit flavors combine with the winersquo;s elegant structure to support the stylish and lengthy finish.
Our Merlot combines fruit from Napa, Sonoma and Monterey. The flavors and textures unique to each region harmonize perfectly to create a wine that has dark succulent fruit balanced by natural acidity. Intense aromatics of raspberry and blueberry lead to flavors of crushed berries, vanilla and leather, which are wrapped up in a soft, smooth tannin structure. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
Powerful and dramatic, with expansive aromas ranging from concentrated, slightly jammy blackberry fruits to scents of white pepper, bound with sweet toasty oak. The palate is soft and supple with fleshy dense fruit. It finishes with round, luscious tannins.
The color of purple velvet, this wine gives off aromas of sweet blueberries and vanilla. Warm spice notes throughout accent the ripe berries that are surrounded by soft, smooth tannins.
Boasts a deep purple color and enticing aromas of ripe blueberry, currant, and spice. The palate offers succulent flavors of dark juicy plums, crushed blackberry, and eucalyptus, while a small addition of Syrah adds just a hint of warm spice. Careful aging in small French oak barrels provides a backdrop of sweet vanilla, followed by round, luxurious tannins.
Auge: Dichte, granatrote Robe; Nase: Intensive Himbeer-, Erdbeer- und Gewürznelkenaromen; Gaumen: Duftnoten von Waldbeeren, Gewürznelken, geröstetem Eichenholz und Vanille
Food Pairings for Francis Co Shiraz
Notes: 11 months French and American oak
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