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St. Francis Wild Oak Chardonnay 2011

Member Review by megdeweese:

Sour start. Tart. Lemon, honey

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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

Member Reviews for St. Francis Wild Oak Chardonnay

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Snooth User: megdeweese
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/10/2011

Sour start. Tart. Lemon, honey


Snooth User: dugrocker
3527658
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/13/2010

subtle fruit, subtle sweet, with taste

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  • Snooth User: ignorantbliss
    4214138
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2007 03/08/2010

    Here's a good value treat. Nice perfume, so take a long, deep self-indulgent breath. You'll taste an equal balance of flowers and citrus on the tip of your tongue. If you're one of those people who fish the lemon peel out of your martini when no one's looking, you'll want to slosh this poor man's nectar to the back of your tongue to make the most of the pleasantly bitter aftertaste.


    Snooth User: Nahnsense
    4423974
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2007 04/01/2010

    Sneaky sweetness and light oak combine to make this a crisp and springy pleasure.


    External Reviews for St. Francis Wild Oak Chardonnay

    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

    Ginger, orange peel and Asian spices give this a tea-like flavor. The texture is unctous, the finish toasty and brown, sweet enough for a Vietnamese fish curry.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

    The melon and honey flavors of this wine gain their structure from oak, and from the maltiness of the lees. It finishes soft. Serve chilled as an aperitif.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

    The barrel component adds a toasty complexity to complement the fruit and pear aromas on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, this Chardonnay has ripe fruit flavors, crisp, high acid in the mouth and a rich, lingering finish.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

    Trim and flinty, showing quince, lemon, citrus peel, lime and green pear flavors that are delicate and complex. Drink now through 2013.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 01/15/2010

    Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 89 EDITORS CHOICE "The dryness and minerality of this wine, combined with its clean, brisk elegance, make it a very nice partner for shellfish. The flavors are lemons, limes, and ripe, crisp white peaches."


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

    Fifty percent of the 1999 Chardonnay Sonoma is fermented in American oak. It possesses a Mâconnais-like character that reveals subdued oak and prominent fruit (citrus and other tropical fruit), medium body, and a clean, refreshing finish.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2007 05/18/2011

    Rich and flavorful, with a lovely range of ripe pear, honey, fig and apricot, plus pretty touches of vanilla and butterscotch. Very good quality, very nice price. Drink now through 2006.


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