A crowd pleasing, wonderful with a cheeseburger kind of Cab, just give it plenty of time to breathe. We review the St. Francis Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.
86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 4% Malbec and 3% Petit Verdot from 4 different appellations within Sonoma County, California. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, 20% of which were new.
This wine has an SRP of $21 and is available for as low as $16.
Rich and velvety, this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is meant to be sipped slowly or savored with a hearty meal.
Origin: Crafted from premium fruit, sourced from our family-owned, certified sustainable vineyards and exceptional grows throughout the regions finest AVAs.
Winemaking: A blend of mountain, hillside and valley grown Cabernet Sauvignon, fermented slowly then aged in French oak barrels for eighteen months.
Flavor: Deep and complex with notes of blackcurrant, ripe plum, tobacco and spice, masterfully bound with generous and structured tannins.
Pairing: A classic complement to braised short ribs, grilled steak, roast pork with fruit and hearty pasta dishes.
Produced and Bottled by St. Francis Winery & Vineyard
The 2019 St Francis Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon opens with loads of dark ripe fruit plus some pleasing spice, cedar and vanilla aromas.
This wine definitely has a lot of oak influence when first opened. My first thought after a couple sips is that it's not bad, I'm just not sure it's worth the high price. However, give it some time to breathe and wow does this improve!
After a couple hours, the wine reveals similar flavors to the nose but is quite rich in the mouth. The oakiness fades and the spice becomes very well integrated. It's even a bit meaty when tasting and offers lots of depth.
Touches of vanilla and chocolate lead into the dry, grippy finish. We found it to be pretty similar on day two.
This is a crowd pleasing, wonderful with a cheeseburger kind of Cabernet.