St. Francis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5L) 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

$133.99 $120.59
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Item No. 13145
  • red wine
  • WS93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1995
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes used to make the St. Francis Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon come primarily from our vineyard situated high in the Mayacamas mountain range between Sonoma and Napa County. It provides the wines backbone and classic Cabernet personality. The older, low-yielding vines produce intensely concentrated grapes of particular depth of color and tannin which typically ripen by mid-October.

The fruit is hand-harvested and crushed into temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentation takes place over a period of eight to fifteen days. The wine is then pressed into stainless steel tanks where malolactic fermentation is completed over the next six weeks. The different lots are racked into new and one year old French and American oak barrels for an aging period of 24 months. The blend is then assembled without fining or filtration, bottled and held for eight months prior to release.

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For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. Our founder, Joe Martin, fell in love with Sonoma Valley and established St. Francis Vineyard in 1971, planting 22 acres of Chardonnay and the first 60 acres of Merlot in Sonoma Valley. After achieving great success as a grower, Joe...

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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 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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