St. Francis Zinfandel Old Vines 2008

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This distinct "old world style" of wine displays deep aromas of ripe black cherries and licorice, rich with spice and...

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Huge and powerfully concentrated, this wine is not shy. A thick blast of spice and iodine, itrsquo;s built to approach food with overwhelming force... Read more

Smooth and ripe, with plum, cherry, blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors at the fore. Tannins are a tad rustic, but the wine is quite pleasurab... Read more

There is no doubting the style sought by St. Francis. No-holds-barred, big, oaky, full-throttle Zinfandels are the rule at this Sonoma winery. Impr... Read more

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Huge and powerfully concentrated, this wine is not shy. A thick blast of spice and iodine, itrsquo;s built to approach food with overwhelming force rather than diplomacy. The timid should stand aside.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Smooth and ripe, with plum, cherry, blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors at the fore. Tannins are a tad rustic, but the wine is quite pleasurable to drink.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

There is no doubting the style sought by St. Francis. No-holds-barred, big, oaky, full-throttle Zinfandels are the rule at this Sonoma winery. Impressive is the 2001 Zinfandel Old Vine. A dark plum/purple color is accompanied by a big, smoky, earthy nose revealing aromas of pepper, black cherries, and earth. This spicy, dense, full-bodied, macho Zin should be drunk over the next four years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Ripe, with dried cherry, plum, licorice and roasted sage fruit. Finishes with zesty yet rustic tannins. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

From various vineyards with a minimum age of 50 years, and all the vines are head-trained. This dark wine is built along solid lines, a big, tough Zin with stubborn tannins. Itrsquo;s lean in flavor, most likely due to the vintage, but should soften and sweeten in time.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Earthy, funky aromas pick up a slight sour cherry and leathery character that manages to hold a focus, finishing with richness and depth. Drink now through 2007.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Well oaked, with lots of smoky, toasty flavors, but the fruit stands right up to it, with ripe cherry, raspberry and plum notes. Complex, flavorful aftertaste. Drink now through 2003.


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Winemaker's Notes:

This distinct "old world style" of wine displays deep aromas of ripe black cherries and licorice, rich with spice and toasty oak notes that carry into a long luscious finish.

This distinct "old world style" of wine displays deep aromas of ripe black cherries and licorice, rich with spice and toasty oak notes that carry into a long luscious finish.

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