St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2006

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

$25.99
Item No. 98062
  • red wine
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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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.

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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
There is no law that says how old a vine has to be to be called old vine but these really are old, over fifty years old in fact. I love this wine because it is a real Zinfandel but the tannins and pepperyness are not so over powering that you can't enjoy it without a meal. Yes this wine is awesome with BBQ but I like to just have a glass when I get home from work. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
This wine may be perfectly drinkable to those that enjoy wine with a very prominent alcohol taste. In addition, I could not find any enjoyment in the spicy flavor to the wine. If you enjoy spicy wine, you will probably love this one. So this receives 3 stars because it did not fit my personal tastes.
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Learn About St. Francis Map ItMap It

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.

Learn About Sonoma County

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 Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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