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St. Francis Zinfandel Bacchi Vineyard Russian River Valley 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Most single-vineyard Zinfandels clearly express “terrior,” a word that describes what different vineyard characteristics, such as climate, soil, and geography, bring to the wine. The Bacchi Vineyard is a perfect example, sitting low in the Russian River Valley with numerous Eucalyptus trees and other wild herbs surrounding its outer edges these aromas are bestowed into the finished wine nearly every vintage, producing a wine that is unique and multifaceted. The fully-ripened fruit is harvested by hand, hand-sorted on our artisan sorting table and then split into two tanks. One tank is cold-soaked for five days, while the other is allowed to begin fermentation right away. When the time comes to blend, trials are performed to ensure the perfect combination of depth and acidity. The final blend is aged in barrel for one year, with 5% Syrah added prior to bottling.

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  • 2007

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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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

Tasting Notes:

This wine is deeply--hued, with aromas of eucalyptus & earth, along with figs & blackberries. Pronounced flavors of liqueur & a touch rosemary. Most single-vineyard Zinfandels clearly express “terrior,” a word that describes what different vineyard characteristics, such as climate, soil, and geography, bring to the wine. The Bacchi Vineyard is a perfect example, sitting low in the Russian River Valley with numerous Eucalyptus trees and other wild herbs surrounding its outer edges these aromas are bestowed into the finished wine nearly every vintage, producing a wine that is unique and multifaceted. This wine is deeply-hued, with aromas of eucalyptus and earth, along with figs and blackberries. On the palate are pronounced flavors of liqueur, briar fruits, and a touch of rosemary.

Most single-vineyard Zinfandels clearly express “terrior,” a word that describes what different vineyard characteristics, such as climate, soil, and geography, bring to the wine. The Bacchi Vineyard is a perfect example, sitting low in the Russian River Valley with numerous Eucalyptus trees and other wild herbs surrounding its outer edges these aromas are bestowed into the finished wine nearly every vintage, producing a wine that is unique and multifaceted. The fully-ripened fruit is harvested by hand, hand-sorted on our artisan sorting table and then split into two tanks. One tank is cold-soaked for five days, while the other is allowed to begin fermentation right away. When the time comes to blend, trials are performed to ensure the perfect combination of depth and acidity. The final blend is aged in barrel for one year, with 5% Syrah added prior to bottling.

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Aged 14 months in American Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 16.8%

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