St. Francis Merlot 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

St. Francis Merlot 2017

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St. Francis Merlot 2017
$21.99

SKU 14106

750ml Bottle

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The grapes for St. Francis Merlot come from estate vineyards in the Sonoma and Russian River valleys, as well as from growers in Sonoma County’s other top appellations, including Alexander Valley and Rockpile. All grapes are hand harvested, gently de-stemmed and crushed before cold soaking to extract optimal color and flavor. The fruit is then inoculated with many different yeast strains to build complexity, and fermented in separate lots using a combination of pump-overs and rack-and-return to soften tannins. The wine is matured in oak barrels. This Merlot is smooth and elegant with classic flavors and aromas of cherry, chocolate and plum. Its silky structure is balanced by soft tannins and a bold, lengthy finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley
Brand St. Francis
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine SpectatorOffers a crisp texture, with smoky hints to the dried dark fruit and berry flavors. Baker's chocolate details show midpalate, revealing mocha notes on the finish. Drink now. 22,980 cases made.

Kim Marcus, October 15, 2020