St. Francis Chardonnay Sonoma County 2005

Member Review by Philip James:

Very rich oaky nose. Medium acidity opens up onto a lot of oak and vanilla and spice. Some fruits, but its quite an oak bomb overall. Fine.

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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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Snooth User: Philip James
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2.50 5
06/07/2008

Very rich oaky nose. Medium acidity opens up onto a lot of oak and vanilla and spice. Some fruits, but its quite an oak bomb overall. Fine.

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  • Snooth User: grunkiejr
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    2.00 5
    02/15/2011

    Two glasses


    External Reviews for St. Francis Chardonnay Sonoma County

    External Review
    Source: Shop Wine Direct
    01/17/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesFruit and pear aromas are offset on the palate by hints of oak and vanilla. Medium- to full-bodied, this Chardonnay has ripe fruit flavors, crisp acid in the mouth and a rich, lingering finish.




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