2013 St. Francis Winery Zinfandel "Old Vines"
Winery: St. Francis Winery
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vines"
Wine Category: Zinfandel
Grape blend: 86% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah, 6% Mixed Blacks & 1% Mourvedre
Region: Sonoma County
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 48,000
KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)
Review date: September 12, 2016
Wine Review: This ruby colored Zinfandel from St. Francis is very good and was well received by the Tasting Panel. It opens with a boysenberry bouquet with hints of kirsch, black pepper and a bit of woodsy spice. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and its restrained fruit is present but not overwhelming. The flavor profile is blackberry jam with notes of black licorice, black pepper and oak. We also picked up some hints of spice and plum. The finish is dry and has a touch of heat. The Panel suggested pairing this Zin with grilled steak tips or barbecue ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: A classic old vine Zinfandel, this wine pays tribute to its heritage with great structure, concentrated flavor and a long, luscious finish. Aromas of boysenberry, clove and cinnamon are followed by flavors of mixed berries, red licorice, tobacco leaf and mulling spices.
Organic status: not organic
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