St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Wine Tasting Notes Made 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.
Decanting helps this wine . . . but not enough.
Def. NOT a full bodied wine. it is medium bodied. could us a little more fruit and power. not a big nose Can find better wine at this price range.
The alcohol spikes a bit, heavy tannins, but tasty and enjoyable if you can find it for around $15. Wouldn't pay the $19.
A full-bodied wine with a wonderful bouquet and color. Fruit-forward, unusually spicy and full of flavor. One of the best wines for the money in 2006 vintage.
External Reviews for St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby cast. Medium-bodied. Balanced acidity. Moderately extracted,. Moderately oaked. Mildly tannic. Brown spices, black fruits, minerals. Pleasantly aromatic, with a forward, spicy oak accent. Supple and fruit-centered in the mouth, with a generous finish.
Smooth and supple, with ripe, fleshy cherry, herb, currant and bell pepper notes. Turns polished on the finish. An excellent value in a ready-to-drink style. Enjoy through 2000.
Soft-textured, with pleasant flavors of bay leaf, black cherry and herb. Finishes short, with mild tannins. Drink now through 2002.
Good deep red. Superripe aromas of redcurrant, raspberry, tar, coffee grounds, loam and meat. Silky, sweet and generous, with redcurrant and game flavors; rather Merlot-like texture. Finishes ripe, with soft tannins and modest grip. perfect for drinking now.
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.
Winemakers Notes: A succulent blend of 48% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 3% Zinfandel and 6% Mixed Blacks (Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Alicante, Malbec), RED is lush with succulent ripe red fruit flavors and spicy aromas. Full-bodied and versatile, RED pairs with a variety of foods for any occasion.
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.