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St. Francis Red Sonoma County 2009

Member Review by winehound69:

Bright, fruity cherry with hints of spice and easy to drink. Nice medium body wine with a good finish. Should work well as a party wine or just for a casual weekend dinner. Needs to sit for about an hour otherwise may be a bit tight

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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: winehound69
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 01/24/2011

Bright, fruity cherry with hints of spice and easy to drink. Nice medium body wine with a good finish. Should work well as a party wine or just for a casual weekend dinner. Needs to sit for about an hour otherwise may be a bit tight

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  • Snooth User: rmcunningham
    336868552
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 05/16/2010

    Three glasses


    Snooth User: aronowm2
    333343,704
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2005 10/27/2009

    Juicy and succulent. A true blend as none of the grapes dominate. Smooth with no real tannin presence. Solid everyday red, true to its name. Lengthy finish of Welch's grape juice.


    Snooth User: GoinGray
    737701,347
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 08/17/2009

    Scents of spice and licorice. Medium body. Tangy start, it is powdery/dry with a warm finish.


    Snooth User: Onin24eagle
    1012672596
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2005 04/18/2012

    Hint of black licorice on the nose and a little vanilla. Oak monster. On the palate it seems quite smooth, no harsh alcohol at any time. I can still tell this is a heavily oaked wine but at the same time it doesn't seem too overly done. There are notes of overripe black fruits on the mid palate and decent length on the finish. The tannins grab your tongue aggressively at first and mellow off quickly, lessening their grip after just a second or two but hanging on through the finish. Another great effort by St. Francis winery. Great QPR, recommended.


    Snooth User: caschilling
    449217111
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 04/25/2010

    zucchini, summer squash, maybe pumpkin? a value at $13.59, but we found it on a whim in West Virginia.


    Snooth User: thepenas
    34293587
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 01/03/2010

    Really enjoyed this blend, it was on a recommendation from my local shop. I will be back for a few more bottles for sure.

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    Vintage: 2008 06/14/2012

    A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel, this is an easy to drink wine, with red currant and toasty dill aromas. Bright cherry, bittersweet chocolate and spice flavors.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 02/04/2010

    Made from grapes sourced from the esteemed Sonoma Valley region, this is an extraordinary blend of Zinfandel, Grenache, Merlot, and Sangiovese. Spicy, dark fruit and lively tannins will awaken your palate as you match this up with grilled meats and barbecued fare.



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