Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Region: America / California / Sonoma County
Grapes: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot

Fruit for our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our 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 and Alexander Valley. Each carefully selected vineyard contributes distinctive and individual qualities to the finished wine. All grapes are gently de-stemmed before cold-soaking for two days to extract optimal color and flavor. The fruit is fermented in separate lots, allowing each lot to be individually and distinctly crafted before being aged in French oak barrels, 20% new. The wines are kept 18 months in barrel before final blending and bottling.

91 Points

Decanter

2014 vintage
90 Points

Wine & Spirits

2014 vintage
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harvest note

Warm sunny days throughout the spring and summer months set the stage for a spectacular harvest in September 2014. The lack of rain meant that harvest began a little earlier than normal and was short in length, finishing up by the end of October. The temperate days leading up to harvest produced good yields of high quality fruit with concentrated flavors, complex aromatics and excellent structure.

tasting note

This is a beautifully balanced wine with aromas of cassis, black cherry and cocoa powder along with rich fruit flavors of dark plum and cherry pie finishing with a note of graphite. A classic Cabernet Sauvignon showing off deep color, layered aromatics and generous tannins.

food pairing

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

technical data

GRAPES: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot
APPELLATION: Sonoma County
ABV: 14.8%
AGING: 18 Months, 100% French Oak

points of distinction

  • A rich, full-bodied California Cabernet
  • Matured for 18 months in oak barrels for a complex flavor.
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Sonoma wines express themselves differently than wines from Napa. They have their own unique brightness and great intensity

– Chris Louton, Winemaker

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