Sunday, October 9, 2011

St. Francis Sonoma County "Old Vines" Zinfandel

St. Francis Sonoma County "Old Vines" 2007 Zinfandel, $14.44-$21.99, 87 points, is dense magenta, strongly aromatic with clove, cinnamon, and cedar, and the flavor is not muted, not mum, vespers it is not, but fruit-forward with black-berries and plum, with hints of tart cherry wound in a medium body of rich tannin and a lush mouth-feel that carries well into the finish. 

Though this Zinfandel is "loud", the 15.5% alcohol may have you hearing those vespers;-), but You won't hardly notice it before it's too late.
Well, good night "Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are."


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Since my review isn't anything like the winery's, I have provided a link to their web-site: St.Francis 2007 Old Vines Zinfandel


  1. Any hints of heat in this one Dennis?

  2. Not much heat, Ben.
    Though this is a "kicker", the alcohol is well integrated.
    You'll be starting your own blog very soon;-) I told Ethan he was welcome to post his own reviews here, and so are you.