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St. Francis Sonoma County Merlot 2016 Wine Review

St. Francis Sonoma County Merlot 2016

St. Francis Sonoma County Merlot 2016

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $32.95

Drink: 2020-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: St. Francis

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A full-bodied, supple Merlot produced by Joe Martin, who founded St. Francis Vineyard in 1971 and from which the majority of grapes are sourced for this wine. Look for loads of dark fruit, dark chocolate, fine herbs, savoury spice and smoky vanilla flavours on the palate.

Merlot food pairings: roast chicken, pork tenderloin, roast turkey.

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This St. Francis Sonoma County Merlot 2016 was reviewed on May 11, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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From Sonoma County, California, St. Francis 2016 Merlot is rich and spicy with ripe plum, mocha, spice and savoury herb flavours on the palate. Well-crafted and delicious. This vintage was awarded Gold at the 2019 Sunset International Wine Competition. - Community Wine Reviews

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