St Francis Pagiti Zinfandel 2007

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This distinct “old world style” Zinfandel displays deep aromas of ripe black cherries and boysenberries laced with li...

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CityWineCellar.com
Staten Island, NY (210 mi)
USD 12.99
750ml
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Martin Wine Cellar (New Orleans – Metairie – Mandeville)
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With a nice a touch of American oak on the nose enhancing it’s spicy character, this marries rich, sweet berry fruit with an underlay of spice, van... Read more

Fruity. Soft and pleasant acidity. Read more

The nose is jammy with huckleberries and strawberries. Fruit fills out on the mouth, nice level of acid. Tart finish. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for St Francis Pagiti Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065211,233
4.00 5
06/30/2010

With a nice a touch of American oak on the nose enhancing it’s spicy character, this marries rich, sweet berry fruit with an underlay of spice, vanilla and bramble that is the signature of classic Zinfandel. On entry there is a burst of rich blackberry fruit supported by soft tannins that have the slightest edge of rusticitiy and solid supporting acidity. This is not a wine of complexity but one built on a fine balance of pure ripe fruit and subtly spicy wood tones. The spice gains the upper hand on the finish, which is slightly hot but not unusually so, and shows really nice persistence. A solid, balanced Zin with enough snappy acidity to make it perfect a perfect accompaniment to a summers Barbeque. 90pts


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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
4.50 5
06/30/2010

Fruity. Soft and pleasant acidity.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.50 5
06/30/2010

The nose is jammy with huckleberries and strawberries. Fruit fills out on the mouth, nice level of acid. Tart finish.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.50 5
06/30/2010

combination of blackpepper and blackberries on the nose, deep leveled spices, quite intoxicating. the palate extends to scrumptious dark fruits w. some raspberries, dark currants and varying spice.s


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
4.00 5
09/02/2010

Very much enjoying this wine. Bright and jammy but with a rustic dark wooden edge. Big acidic spicy finish. Great wine to have around - absolutely love it.


Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
4.00 5
06/30/2010

A nice spicy wine, with dried darkfruit and lots of oak on the nose. The finish is very mild and refreshing. Love this wine.


Snooth User: Carly Wray
196958852
3.50 5
06/30/2010

Soft, mashed, thick-bramble berries and black pepper on the nose. Delicious dark fruit in the mouth, it plays at the perfect volume, backed up by gentle tannins and a quiet reminder of oak on the finish. Nicely balanced, easy, delicious.


Snooth User: nvansicklen
211788549
3.50 5
04/05/2011

Medium bodied, smooth, cherry...wish it was a bit spicier (but thats just me)


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External Reviews for St Francis Pagiti Zinfandel

External Review
04/06/2010

The 2007 vintage displays a stunning hue of deep purple with intensearomas of fig and raspberries. A flavorful mid-palate of jam and spicecompliment the finish with notes of minerality and lightly toasted oak.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/27/2010

Winemaker's notes:The grapes for our 2007 Old Vines Zinfandel program must meet certain criteria to be included in this classic California wine. The vines must be at least 50 years old; many are as old as hundred years old. Because of their age, these plots yield less than two tons per acre of exceptionally concentrated fruit. Many of these vineyards have Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet planted among the Zinfandel adding texture and color to what is called a "field blend". This distinct "old world style" Zinfandel displays deep aromas of ripe black cherries and boysenberries laced with licorice, shadowed by spicy toasted oak notes that carry into a long luscious finish.


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Winemaker's notes:The grapes for our 2007 Old Vines Zinfandel program must meet certain criteria to be included in this classic California wine. The vines must be at least 50 years old; many are as o


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Winemaker's Notes:

The St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel follows strict criteria that must be met to be included in this Classic Heritage wine. The vines must be at least 50 years old (many are as old as 100 years old), they must be head pruned without the benefit of trellising and dry farmed to make this blend. These ancient, head pruned vines tend to produce small quantities of exceptionally concentrated fruit. Once fully ripened the grapes are hand-picked, crushed, then fermented in stainless steel tanks for twelve to eighteen days. After pressing, the wine is pumped to new American oak barrels for fifteen months of aging. The wine is then bottled and held for an additional four to eight months until release.

Tasting Notes:

This distinct “old world style” Zinfandel displays deep aromas of ripe black cherries and boysenberries laced with licorice, shadowed by spicy toasted oak notes that carry into a long luscious finish. The grapes for our 2007 Old Vines Zinfandel program must meet certain criteria to be included in this classic California wine. The vines must be at least 50 years old; many are as old as hundred years old. They must also be head-trained without benefit of trellising and dry farmed (without irrigation) to make this blend. St. Francis has hand selected a series of small family owned Zinfandel vineyards in Sonoma County that date back to the turn of the last century. Because of their age, these plots yield less than two tons per acre of exceptionally concentrated fruit. Many of these vineyards have Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet planted among the Zinfandel adding texture and color to what is called a “field blend”. Once fully ripened the grapes are hand-picked, crushed then fermented in stainless steel tanks for twelve to eighteen days, then pressed and pumped to new American oak barrels for twelve to fifteen months of aging. The wine is then bottled and held for an additional four to eight months until release.

The St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel follows strict criteria that must be met to be included in this Classic Heritage wine. The vines must be at least 50 years old (many are as old as 100 years old), they must be head pruned without the benefit of trellising and dry farmed to make this blend. These ancient, head pruned vines tend to produce small quantities of exceptionally concentrated fruit. Once fully ripened the grapes are hand-picked, crushed, then fermented in stainless steel tanks for twelve to eighteen days. After pressing, the wine is pumped to new American oak barrels for fifteen months of aging. The wine is then bottled and held for an additional four to eight months until release.

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Total Acidity: 6.6 grams per liter

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