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St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

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90 points Robert Parker: The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (almost totally from the Nun's Canyon Vineyard) is reasonably priced for a wine of such high quality. An opaque purple color is accompanied by a big, bold, spicy, oaky nose infused with licorice, coffee, and abundant quantities of blackberry and cassis fruit. Full-bodied, rich, and impressive, with sweet tannin as well as abundant wood, it will drink well for the next 15 years. (Dec 2000)

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St Francis Wine Company Ltd:
  When Joe and Emma Martin purchased the 100 acre Behler Ranch Vineyard in Sonoma Valley in 1971, they never could have expected the success that their vineyard would achieve. After several years of making grapes for other wineries, they decided to start their own winery in 1979, and they have been producing quality wines ever since. They called the winery St. Francis Winery, named aft... Read more
  When Joe and Emma Martin purchased the 100 acre Behler Ranch Vineyard in Sonoma Valley in 1971, they never could have expected the success that their vineyard would achieve. After several years of making grapes for other wineries, they decided to start their own winery in 1979, and they have been producing quality wines ever since. They called the winery St. Francis Winery, named after St. Francis of Assisi, protector of the natural world, and in honor of the Franciscan order, thought to be the first to bring European grape cultivation to America. St. Francis currently has 600 acres under vine in Sonoma County, with many partnerships with other vineyards in the area, including Rockpile Vineyard, Amman Ranch, Leras Ranch, and Pagani Ranch. Each of their wines are produced from 100% hand-picked Sonoma fruit, but that’s not enough to produce such bold, full-bodied wines. It is the hard work of Tom Mackey, Director of Winemaking, and the other winemakers at St. Francis Winery & Vineyards that allows these great wines to be produced, year after year. Read less

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Snooth User: mjordan
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3.50 5
03/11/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

St. Francis, established in 1979, was the site of the Last Mission on the California Mission Trail. Planted to orchards prior to grapes, the wines are fruity, and thanks to the process of mixing French and American oak-aged wines, creamy and luscious on the palate. Try it with broiled meats and pasta with red sauce.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Soft-textured, with pleasant flavors of bay leaf, black cherry and herb. Finishes short, with mild tannins. Drink now through 2002.



90 points Robert Parker: The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (almost totally from the Nun's Canyon Vineyard) is reasonably priced for a wine of such high quality. An opaque purple color is accompanied by a big, bold, spicy, oaky nose infused with licorice, coffee, and abundant quantities of blackberry and cassis fruit. Full-bodied, rich, and impressive, with sweet tannin as well as abundant wood, it will drink well for the next 15 years. (Dec 2000)

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