St. Francis Vineyards & Winery Claret Sonoma County 2002

Member Review by drdebs:

Good, medium-bodied red. It was impossible to see the color of the wine in the restaurant due to low lighting, and plastic cork closure made that a no-go, too. The wine was bright with cassis and an underlying acidity but not too much tannins. Smooth on the palate. Maybe could have gone for a slightly more tannic wine, given we were all eating steak. Still, the medium body made it pleasant to drink the whole bottle throughout the salad course and with all the varied sides.

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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: drdebs
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4.00 5
04/23/2006

Good, medium-bodied red. It was impossible to see the color of the wine in the restaurant due to low lighting, and plastic cork closure made that a no-go, too. The wine was bright with cassis and an underlying acidity but not too much tannins. Smooth on the palate. Maybe could have gone for a slightly more tannic wine, given we were all eating steak. Still, the medium body made it pleasant to drink the whole bottle throughout the salad course and with all the varied sides.


Snooth User: Nick75
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2.00 5
10/21/2009

i was totally overwhelmed by the oak. seemed like there was nice fruit, but the oak choked it out.


Snooth User: CarolineC
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3.50 5
11/14/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for St. Francis Vineyards & Winery Claret Sonoma County

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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

St. Francis Sonoma County Claret is a blend of three red varietals: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, produced from superior sources of grapes from vineyards located throughout Sonoma County. Individual varietal wines are skillfully blended



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