Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Region: America / California / Sonoma County
Grapes: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot

Fruit for the Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the estate vineyards in the Sonoma and Russian River Valleys, as well as from growers in Sonoma County’s other top appellations, including Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Rockpile. Each carefully selected vineyard contributes distinctive and individual qualities to the finished wine. All grapes are gently de-stemmed before cold-soaking for three days to extract optimal color and aromas. The fruit is inoculated with several different yeast strains to build complexity and then fermented in separate lots. Secondary malolactic fermentation occurs in 100% French oak barrels, 18% new oak.

Double Gold Medal

San Francisco International Wine Competition

2013 vintage
90 Points

eRobertParker.com

2013 vintage
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harvest note

High quality, outstanding fruit characteristics and generous yields describe the 2013 harvest. Harvest started slightly earlier than previous years after an ideal growing season that provided optimum temperatures for grapes to ripen. We had a wealth of sunshine and consistently warm days and cool nights, allowing the fruit ample time to develop full, rich flavors with great color and balance.

tasting note

Robust but refined, this Cabernet has layered aromatics of cassis, black cherry and cocoa with a note of black licorice. Flavors of currant, mocha, vanilla, spice and more dark cherry precede a long, smooth finish. This wine shows off good structure and generous tannins.

food pairing

An excellent companion to aged blue cheese, braised or grilled beef, and roast pork with fruit.

technical data

GRAPES: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot
APPELLATION: Sonoma County
ABV: 14.8%
AGING: 18 months in 100% French Oak barrels

points of distinction

  • A rich, full-bodied California Cabernet
  • Matured for 18 months in oak barrels for a complex flavor.
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“This is a rich and velvety Cabernet Sauvignon meant to be sipped slowly and enjoyed immensely.”

– Chris Louton, Winemaker

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