St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon Wild Oak Sonoma County Rouge 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

For our 2008 Wild Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, we have combined the best fruit from our estate vineyards with carefully selected fruit from our top growers in Sonoma County. The estate vineyards chosen for this wine include Lagomarsino in Russian River Valley, which benefits from an uncommonly long growing season with moderate temperatures and warm, sunny days. We also added fruit from our Wild Oak Vineyard at the base of Sugarloaf Ridge and Hood Mountain in Sonoma Valley. To complete the blend, we added a touch of Merlot from our Behler Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. All grapes are hand-picked, hand-sorted and undergo a five-day cold soak to extract optimal color and flavor. The selected lots are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks. The wine is pumped into French and American oak barrels, where it undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation, followed by 18 months of aging.

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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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Member Reviews for St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon Wild Oak Sonoma County Rouge

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Snooth User: beccaski
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/10/2011

Yeah...kinda digging this one. Cabs in general are my fave, but all are certainly not created equal. While, this isn't one of my absolute faves, it ranks pretty 'up there'. I could drink this daily with no problem. ;)


3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/30/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Rhofer
6890020
3.00 5
Vintage: 2003 04/22/2008

Three glasses



Tasting Notes:

A real crowd pleaser, with aromas of ripe black cherry, chocolate, leather and a hint of licorice. On the palate, blackberry pie flavors wrapped in a silky texture are followed by a firm finish.

For our 2008 Wild Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, we have combined the best fruit from our estate vineyards with carefully selected fruit from our top growers in Sonoma County. The estate vineyards chosen for this wine include Lagomarsino in Russian River Valley, which benefits from an uncommonly long growing season with moderate temperatures and warm, sunny days. We also added fruit from our Wild Oak Vineyard at the base of Sugarloaf Ridge and Hood Mountain in Sonoma Valley. To complete the blend, we added a touch of Merlot from our Behler Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. All grapes are hand-picked, hand-sorted and undergo a five-day cold soak to extract optimal color and flavor. The selected lots are fermented separately in stainless steel tanks. The wine is pumped into French and American oak barrels, where it undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation, followed by 18 months of aging.

Aged 18 months.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15.2%

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