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St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2011

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1861016
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St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2011 750ml

St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel

Ripe cherry, raspberry and plum flavors and aromas lead into this wine's densely fruity palate, followed by distinct notes of smoke, toast, rose petals and chocolate set in a voluptuous texture. A classic old vines Zinfandel that pays tribute to its heritage, this wine offers aromas of cigar box, pepper and spice. Flavors of ripe black cherry and vanilla bean are followed by a long, luscious finish. Ripe cherry, raspberry and plum flavors and aromas lead into this wine's densely fruity palate, followed by distinct notes of smoke, toast, rose petals and chocolate set in a voluptuous texture.

The grapes in our Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel come from vineyards in Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley and Dry Creek Valley. These vines range in age from 55 to 100 years old, producing low yields of fruit with highly concentrated, intense flavors. All grapes are hand-harvested, gently de-stemmed and crushed before cold-soaking for three days to extract optimal color and flavor. The fruit is then inoculated with many different yeast strains to build complexity, then fermented in separate lots using a combination of pumpovers and delestage to soften tannins. Secondary malolactic fermentation occurs in 50% American and 50% French oak barrels - 25% of which are new.

This was about the eighth case I have purchased over the past 5 years and this wine never fails to impress me (and others). It is consistently delicious, regardless of the year. I rate this full bodied Zin above most merlots and cab savs. It is an excellent wine and at a reasonable price point.
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St. Francis Winery St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2011
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Ripe cherry, raspberry and plum flavors and aromas lead into this wine's densely fruity palate, followed by distinct notes of smoke, toast, rose petals and chocolate set in a voluptuous texture. A classic old vines Zinfandel that pays tribute to its heritage, this wine offers aromas of cigar box, pepper and spice. Flavors of ripe black cherry and vanilla bean are followed by a long, luscious finish. Ripe cherry, raspberry and plum flavors and aromas lead into this wine's densely fruity palate, followed by distinct notes of smoke, toast, rose petals and chocolate set in a voluptuous texture.
 

Notes on the St. Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 750ML 2011

Technical Notes The grapes in our Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel come from vineyards in Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley and Dry Creek Valley. These vines range in age from 55 to 100 years old, producing low yields of fruit with highly concentrated, intense flavors. All grapes are hand-harvested, gently de-stemmed and crushed before cold-soaking for three days to extract optimal color and flavor. The fruit is then inoculated with many different yeast strains to build complexity, then fermented in separate lots using a combination of pumpovers and delestage to soften tannins. Secondary malolactic fermentation occurs in 50% American and 50% French oak barrels - 25% of which are new.