St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon Wild Oak Sonoma County Rouge 2008
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.
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. ;)
Three and a half glasses
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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.
Aged 18 months.
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