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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
St. Francis Nuns Canyon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
St. Francis Nuns Canyon Vineyard Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 85087)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $44.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The St. Francis Reserve Cabernet is produced from 100% fruit of our Nuns Canyon Vineyard situated high in the Mayacamas mountain range between Sonoma and Napa County. This steeply terraced vineyard, located high along the Mayacamas range, provides St. Francis with fruit of excellent character and classic Cabernet personality. Exceptional western exposure and deep rich soils produce intensely concentrated grapes with marked depth of color and abundant tannins.

Descriptors: cassis, plums, mint, licorice, black cherry, chocolate.

Food Affinities: Classic beef dishes, roasted lamb, grilled steaks, hearty cheeses, rich chocolate desserts.

Alcohol: 14.1 % by volume

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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.