St. Francis Sonoma County Merlot 2018 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
St. Francis Sonoma County Merlot 2018 750ml
SKU: 14106

St. Francis Sonoma County Merlot 2018

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750ml
$21.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Sonoma County
Brand St. Francis
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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.
Wine Spectator
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Plum and dried blueberry flavors are filled with plenty of chocolate and ground nutmeg and clove accents, followed by a supple and open-textured finish. Drink now. 42,000 cases made.

November 30, 2021
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