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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
St. Francis Merlot 2009
St. Francis Merlot 2009
(search item no. 125995)
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PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Merlot is smooth and elegant with classic flavors and aromas of cherry, red licorice, currant and dried cranberry. Its silky structure is balanced by soft tannins and a bold, lengthy finish.

Excellent with beef, duck and blue cheese.

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About St. Francis Winery:

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 opened his own winery in 1979 with his business partner Lloyd Canton.

Today, a new generation of winemakers, Katie Madigan and Chris Louton, continues our long tradition of luscious, elegant, fruit-driven wines from Sonoma County grapes. We farm more than 400 acres of Certified Sustainable estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, each with varying compositions of loam, clay and volcanic soils. We also nurture long-term relationships with top Sonoma County grape growers, giving the Winery access to some of the region's most coveted old vines Zinfandel and other varietals from acclaimed vineyards.