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St. Francis Wild Oak Merlot 2005

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A varietal classic with distinctive Sonoma County style-spicy herb and vanilla overtones, which give way to full strong black fruit on the palate, nuanced with chocolate. Its round, generous tannins give it a big finish.

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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 Merlot

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
05/29/2010

A nice, full bodied merlot.


Snooth User: Mr Lee
39028552
4.00 5
06/02/2010

I have been a big fan of the St. Francis wines for around a year now. The 05 Merlot is fantastic, deep in color and rich in fruit and a hint of chocolate, well balanced with a great finish. The 06 Cabernet is also full, complex with a spicy nose, berries, rich and full on the palate.


Snooth User: mtriu
70056931
3.50 5
01/02/2011

Smooth rich taste. Hints of smokey oak. Fruit is rich but not overly so.


Snooth User: Dwine1
39233219
3.50 5
03/18/2010

Recommended by a friend. We like it as well. Full body, hint of chocolate.


Snooth User: oceank8
557082,029
3.00 5
08/09/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for St. Francis Wild Oak Merlot

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/29/2010

St Francis Merlot Sonoma County 2005 is a varietal classic with distinctive Sonoma County style-spicy herb and vanilla overtones, which give way to full strong black fruit on the palate, nuanced with chocolate. Its round, generous tannins give it a big finish.



A varietal classic with distinctive Sonoma County style-spicy herb and vanilla overtones, which give way to full strong black fruit on the palate, nuanced with chocolate. Its round, generous tannins give it a big finish.

Dietary Information: Kosher


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