St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel 2011

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St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2011 is a blend of 87% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 3% Mixed Blacks, 3% Mourvedre and ...

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Definitely can get some of the fruit forwardness but not overpowering, and easy drinking. I believe this bottle was about $24 and at that price th... Read more

A solid zine for ~$20. Nothing remarkable but a nice easy drinking wine overall. Read more

Very spicy and toasty. The finish is medium to long but this was a bit too heavy on the alcohol which overpowered any potential for jamminess or f... Read more

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Snooth User: rmcunningham
336868552
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/21/2010

Definitely can get some of the fruit forwardness but not overpowering, and easy drinking. I believe this bottle was about $24 and at that price there are better wines and better zins. It looks like the prices greatly vary and if you could get this in the $12-$16 range, that seems to be more fitting a value.


Snooth User: fthead9
28066369
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 10/10/2009

A solid zine for ~$20. Nothing remarkable but a nice easy drinking wine overall.


Snooth User: staceybrick
45213178
1.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/14/2011

Very spicy and toasty. The finish is medium to long but this was a bit too heavy on the alcohol which overpowered any potential for jamminess or fruit.


Snooth User: rhodies
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/01/2009

What a nice Costco wine surprise. Retails for $26 (?), see it advertised for $19, picked up at Costco for $13. Man, why didn't I pick up a case? An easy drinking zinfandel with a rare bit of finesse for this rather bold grape. I'm truly taken back by this wine which makes for a stand alone afternoon wine or a wine that can stand well with a meal. Lovely wine in spite of the high 15.5% alcohol content.


Snooth User: nattyjhuff
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/07/2009

our favorite red from st. francis. very strong and spicy.

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  • Snooth User: tarahome
    15553534
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2006 04/30/2011

    Nice drinkable zin. 15.5 percent. Think bought at costco for 17.


    Snooth User: mars51
    77650117
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 02/19/2011

    Forget about the fancy descriptions. . .An oak finish that slaps your tongue sideways with old-world charm! Great with lasagna.


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    External Reviews for St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel

    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 02/06/2013

    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.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Huge and powerfully concentrated, this wine is not shy. A thick blast of spice and iodine, itrsquo;s built to approach food with overwhelming force rather than diplomacy. The timid should stand aside.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Ripe, with dried cherry, plum, licorice and roasted sage fruit. Finishes with zesty yet rustic tannins. Drink now through 2010.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Ultraripe, with jammy blackberry and cherry jam flavors, picking up earth and anise flavors. Drink now through 2005.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Well oaked, with lots of smoky, toasty flavors, but the fruit stands right up to it, with ripe cherry, raspberry and plum notes. Complex, flavorful aftertaste. Drink now through 2003.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    From various vineyards with a minimum age of 50 years, and all the vines are head-trained. This dark wine is built along solid lines, a big, tough Zin with stubborn tannins. Itrsquo;s lean in flavor, most likely due to the vintage, but should soften and sweeten in time.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    Earthy, funky aromas pick up a slight sour cherry and leathery character that manages to hold a focus, finishing with richness and depth. Drink now through 2007.


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    Ratings & Tags for St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel

    1156555 Snooth User: iDrinkReds
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    2009 04/22/2013

    284024 Snooth User: CageyT
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    2.50 5
    2008 10/20/2012

    1020034 Snooth User: Bsberlin22
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    2007 04/22/2012

    rated this wine
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    2006 11/08/2010

    78508 Snooth User: wudrich
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    5.00 5
    2006 07/05/2010

    319776 Snooth User: GaryKarr
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    4.00 5
    2006 12/21/2009

    rated this wine
    2.50 5
    2006 12/08/2012

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    Winemaker's Notes:

    St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2011 is a blend of 87% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 3% Mixed Blacks, 3% Mourvedre and 1% Syrah from vineyards in Sonoma Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and Alexander Valley with vines ranging in age from 55 to more than 100 years old. Aged in French oak barrels for 16 months, this California red offers aromas of blackberry jam, clove, nutmeg and salted caramel on the nose. On the palate, intense, juicy flavors of wild berries, vanilla bean and freshly ground pepper. A classic old vine Zinfandel with great structure, concentrated flavor and a long, luscious finish. Pairs well with barbecue, burgers and blue cheese. *Awarded a Gold Medal by the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition*

    St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2011 is a blend of 87% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 3% Mixed Blacks, 3% Mourvedre and 1% Syrah from vineyards in Sonoma Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, and Alexander Valley with vines ranging in age from 55 to more than 100 years old. Aged in French oak barrels for 16 months, this California red offers aromas of blackberry jam, clove, nutmeg and salted caramel on the nose. On the palate, intense, juicy flavors of wild berries, vanilla bean and freshly ground pepper. A classic old vine Zinfandel with great structure, concentrated flavor and a long, luscious finish. Pairs well with barbecue, burgers and blue cheese. *Awarded a Gold Medal by the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition*

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