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St Francis Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Wine 1997

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Taut but complex aromatics of black plum chocolate soy and cedar open this very dark-hued contender. The oak here is lavish and the wine appeals with its dark-cherry and toast flavors. Closes with a dry evenly tannic finish. The insistent heavy toast makes it perhaps a bit of a one-noter but it s a good example of this popular style. Wine Enthusiast.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

External Reviews for St Francis Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/18/2014

Taut but complex aromatics of black plum chocolate soy and cedar open this very dark-hued contender. The oak here is lavish and the wine appeals with its dark-cherry and toast flavors. Closes with a dry evenly tannic finish. The insistent heavy toast makes it perhaps a bit of a one-noter but it s a good example of this popular style. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/18/2014

...Aromatically spicy and exotic with dense chewy cinnamon-laced currant and herbal flavors turning tannic and chewy... Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/18/2014

...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... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.




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