St. Francis Merlot 2005

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Price: $28.99 $19.99
Save $9.00 (31%)
Item No. 95757
Style: Smooth & Supple

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.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WE88

Winemaker's Notes

Rich and full-bodied with superb fruit depth and voluptuous, ripe berry flavors carrying into a long, lovely finish.

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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
This wine is made by Tom Mackey at St. Francis. He has won many awards for his Merlot. Tom has been at St. Francis since 1983, this is very important when choosing a when because you know the quality will be consistent every vintage. I like this wine because it is a real Merlot, full bodied, deep berry flavors with the smooth finish we all look for in Merlot. Not thin and light like a lot of Merlots. Great with food, especially BBQ but also nice when you just want to have a glass of wine when you get home from work.
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Mary R - Huntersville, NC (read all my reviews)

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(6/2/2011)
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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 Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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