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 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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  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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Source: The Wine Buyer
08/28/2014

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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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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