St. Francis Nuns Canyon Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Price: $47.99
Item No. 84945

Winemaker's Notes

High on the steep, terraced slopes of the Mayacamas Mountain range lies the Nuns Canyon region. With strong western exposure and shallow, rocky soils, this terroir renders unusually concentrated grapes marked by deep color, abundant tannins, and flavors ranging from cassis to mint and black cherry to chocolate. Our grapes were hand-picked and crushed into stainless steel tanks, where fermentation took place over eight to fifteen days, followed by malolactic fermentation which took place over the next six weeks. Racked into French and American oak barrels, the wine was then aged for twenty-four months before being bottled and held for another twelve months before release.

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St. Francis Vineyards & Winery, located in the heart of Sonoma County, produces big, bold, full-bodied wines that over deliver on flavor. Each wine is made from 100% hand-picked, Sonoma County fruit and are direct expressions of winemaker Tom Mackey, whose philosophy calls for "maximum extraction, minimal interaction."

St. Francis achieves critical acclaim from the wine media who refers to it as The House of Big Reds. Among its many accolades, St. Francis was recently named International Red Wine Maker of The Year by the London International Wine Challenge.

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Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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