St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Hand-picked from five Sonoma County appellations: Sonoma Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma County. A full-bodied Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon with rich mouthfeel, moderate tannins and deep color accentuating the taste of black currant, plum, blueberry and spicy oak.
Loads of black current and hints of thai basil in this Cab. Initially the oak was a little too much for me, but it smoothed out once the bottle breathed for an hour or so in the decanter.
Very drinkable. A little less fruity than some other cali cabs I've tried, perhaps because it's slightly older. A little chalky but that adds to the complexity here. I like.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon
From Sonoma County comes this solid, traditionally made Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich and deeply fruited with great structure, this wine is sure to please at your next backyard barbeque. Will benefit from three to seven years of ageing.
St. Francis Winery has created this Wild Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon from a blend of mountainside vineyards thought Sonoma County. With underlying minerality that gives this wine immense structure and notes of dark berries, this Cabernet remains approachable.
Wine Tasting NotesMade from fruit originating from five Sonoma County appellations: Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley. This Cabernet Sauvignon, a classic blend of the noble varietal. The Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon has deep, spicy aromas of cassis, blackberry and a note of toast, a rich mouth feel with borad fruit on the palate showing black currant, plum, blueberry and spicy oak vanilla flavors. The ripe tannins are soft.