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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 ...Read more...
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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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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.
A solid zine for ~$20. Nothing remarkable but a nice easy drinking wine overall.
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.
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.
our favorite red from st. francis. very strong and spicy.
Nice drinkable zin. 15.5 percent. Think bought at costco for 17.
Forget about the fancy descriptions. . .An oak finish that slaps your tongue sideways with old-world charm! Great with lasagna.
External Reviews for St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel
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.
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.
The 1996 Zinfandel old Vines only carries 14% alcohol. The wine reveals this estatersquo;s tell-tale woody spice, creamy texture, and dark ruby/purple color, but it does not measure up in terms of extraction, richness, and completeness. Nevertheless, this is a soft, round, nicely made Zin to consume over the next 2ndash;3 years.
There is no doubting the style sought by St. Francis. No-holds-barred, big, oaky, full-throttle Zinfandels are the rule at this Sonoma winery. Impressive is the 2001 Zinfandel Old Vine. A dark plum/purple color is accompanied by a big, smoky, earthy nose revealing aromas of pepper, black cherries, and earth. This spicy, dense, full-bodied, macho Zin should be drunk over the next four years.
Full-bodied and mildly tannic. Black cherries, plums, licorice, earth and dried herb notes.
Smooth and ripe, with plum, cherry, blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors at the fore. Tannins are a tad rustic, but the wine is quite pleasurable to drink.
Ultraripe, with jammy blackberry and cherry jam flavors, picking up earth and anise flavors. Drink now through 2005.
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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