1997 St. Francis Merlot Reserve - Printable Version

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- winoweenie - 03-14-2005 06:47 PM

One of the best merlots in over a year. Deep brite ruby. Lots of floral notes, heavy on the roses, with loads of red fruits and vanilla. The entry is seamless and a strong center, with a solid 3&3/4 lapper finish. This wine shows the best Sonoma County can produce in the Merlot varietal. 89/88. 38 by the box.14.5% alc. WW

- Bucko - 03-14-2005 10:52 PM

That's an oak bomb for me.

- winoweenie - 03-15-2005 07:48 AM

The oak has blended in very nicely with the ageing process as it should have. Lovewly bottle. WW

- winoweenie - 04-09-2005 07:32 AM

Opened another last nite. Broke my once-a-day bottle rule. Still a commanding, weighty merlot that has some life-span ahead. No scoring change.WW