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St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Reserve Merlot 2019
93.7 Points
Ken's Wine
November 10, 2022

This very dark ruby colored “Reserve” level Merlot from St. Francis is very impressive! It opens with a faint red currant bouquet with hints of black cherry, beet, and black plum. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with nicely integrated medium acidity. The mouthfeel is very nicely balanced and creamy with no edges. It also nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is juicy black cherry and mocha blend with notes of cinnamon stick. We also detected hints of oak, blueberry, and a touch of orange zest. The finish is dry and its integrated refined moderate tannins drift away nicely. The Tasting Panel would pair this Merlot with a filet mignon or with a pot roast. Enjoy

– Ken Hoggins
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Reserve Merlot 2019
94 Points
Wine Spectator
October 31, 2022

This appealing red merges structure and polish, with expressive cherry and red currant flavors laced with toasty mocha, savory dill and spice notes. Finishes with medium-grained tannins.

– Tim Fish
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Reserve Merlot 2017
91 Points
Wine Spectator
May 3, 2021

Powerful and well-structured, this red is filled with dried red currant and raspberry flavors that are fine-grained. Ends with mocha and green herbal notes on the ripe finish.

– Kim Marcus
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Reserve Merlot 2017
Gold Medal
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
March 9, 2021
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
Reserve Merlot 2016
92 Points
December 19, 2019

The 2016 Merlot Reserve, deep ruby-purple in the glass, is intensely scented of cassis, black plum, blueberries and blackberries with notes of blackcurrant bud, cedar, clove and violet. Medium to full-bodied, it’s bold and broody in the mouth with firm, grainy tannins and satisfying freshness to lift the long, sweet-spice finish.

– Erin Brooks
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