St Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
A rich, red berry nose with a whiff of forward oak. There is a leafiness mixed with tobacco that nicely augments the crushed blackberry scent. Upon entry, the tannins are smooth - not at all dominant or distracting. More berry cordial with a smooth, creamy texture - something which indicates a wine hitting somewhat above its station. Nice, long finish in the Napa-Sonoma tradition. A very good wine at a very good price.
Easy drinking and fruit forward. Hints of nice oak.
Very smooth, lots of fruits and well rounded. Hints of cassis, nice oaky finish.
Not a bad wine, and you could certainly do a whole lot worse at this price. Smokey and leathery on the nose. Bit of prune and berry to the taste. A bit more watery than expected. Quite drinkable, but nothing unexpected or in any way out of the ordinary here.
Great wine, really enjoyed it
Great cab. Good value. Smooth, intense berries, long enjoyable finish.
This was one of the first wineries we went to when my girlfriend and I were out in Sonoma. We fell in love with the wine and the people there. The 2005 cabernet is a great wine, perfect for just sipping or pairing with steak or chicken.
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 continue to improve with up to seven years of ageing.
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.
This is a pretty good Cab with some pleasant features. It's dark, very dry and rich in tannins, with blackberry and earthy-tobacco and a touch of oak. A good example of a decent countrywide blend.
(Barrel tasting) Firm and structured, with angular tannins and a tight core of earthy currant, tobacco and cedar, Tightens up, with a touch of mustiness.
Sourced from a variety of Sonoma County ranches, the 2005 Cabernet combines generous power, luscious mouthfeel, dark color and berry-like flavors in an ideal table wine - big, aromatic and firm-flavored, yet approachable.
Few winemakers can oak-age a wine as successfully as St. Francis winemaker Tom Mackey. Opulent, fragrant oak nuances add complexity in this Cabernet Sauvignon, which was aged for 14 months in new American and French oak barrels and is made with grapes from five different appellations in Sonoma County.
A big, sturdy, dry Cabernet, rich in chewy tannins, and filled with blackberries, cherries, currants and oak.
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