St. Francis Winery

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

A well reviewed vintage after several poor years.

1.5 hour decant (some chunky sediment). A thrilling dark ruby red with little bricking. On the nose: green veggie, eucalyptus, earth, smoke, plum, and a little of that aged Bordeaux sweetness thrown in there too. Taste: leather, cedar, little raspberry, and gravel. Low acidity, a medium graphite finish with some slightly bitter tannins.

Lean and mean....where's the elegance and character???..........drink em if you got em, don't think more age will help. Careful with Bordeaux 95....from my experience, don't believe some have aged well. My last 95 is a Margaux and I am going to pop in a hurry.
— 9 days ago

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Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Comtes de Neipperg St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

Aerated 2 hours and the consumed over 2 days. Almost purple in color. Nose of loam, dark fruit and cedar. Palate of dark berries, plums, graphite and licorice. Smooth tannins. Finish of medium length. We enjoyed this with a strip loin roasted in my BGE. Favorable PVR. @andrew schirmer and @nancy dwight were sheltering in place. — 7 days ago

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Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2003

Mike R

WNH virtual tasting - notes are sexy long lasting beautiful drink of wine - omg and it can last 20 plus years - 100 pointer by RP but not for me but I would never turn down a glass of this - I can’t believe I am down to doing an analogy of sex to how wine is but these are the times of social distancing - and being a gentleman I will refrain from the seedy details except to say until we meet again Montrose - all smiles — a day ago

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Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

The 1998 Montrose was my wine that started me into wine. What an amazing vino. Cheers!
Daron Watson

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Gave it same score last May ~ D!G IT 🍷

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

I thought I would open another LLC tonight. The 86 is one of my favorite drinking vintages. This was classic & old school that has a burly, muscular style & is starting to enter its drinking window with many years ahead displaying black fruits, cassis, graphite, iron, leather, forest floor, brown spices & tobacco. This btl was in perfect shape showing how monumental this wine can be. — 5 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Oh man, the best vintage.

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

30+ minute decant was perfect. Definitely right in the drinking window. Purple color. Awesome nose filled with slate, graphite, and earth. Wine has medium depth with black cherries and all the factors found in the nose. Not super complex, but good QPR. Medium finish. — 4 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
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Château Haut-Gravet

"Grand Chemin" Grand Cru St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Open and low-toned nose has dark plum and blackberry, a bit of vanilla, and a liquid mineral/iodiney note. Soft and intense, it’s got mostly savory flavors that cling nicely and are a bit athletic right now. A couple of years will put this already nice wine in an even better place. — 7 days ago

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St. Francis Winery

Artisan Collection Wild Oak Vineyard Petite Sirah 2014


Ok but still a little harsh. Not as good as other petite syrahs we’ve had. Skip next time or age even more. — 10 days ago

Matt Dill
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Métisse St. Émilion Merlot Cabernet Franc Blend 2016

Mike R

So what a difference time can make - this is young and powerful and bold and big red fruit - still young - but decanted for two hours and bam wham big time good - I love the integration of the 57% merlot and 43% cab franc - thank you Phillipe Melka for such a wonderful mastered crafted wine - bravo and deep smiles — 3 days ago

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Martin Sher

Martin Sher

Melaka 😂
Ron R

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Great notes on this, @Mike R 👍🏾
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Here’s looking at you @Mike R .....literally

St. Francis Winery

Artisan Collection Wild Oak Vineyard Malbec 2015


Very good! One of the better Malbecs we’ve had. Would definitely get again. Not overly spicy or fruity. Smooth. — 3 days ago

Matt Dill
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Château Laroque

Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Just a baby at this point, but really came alive on day 2. I believe this will really start to shine in about 3-4 years and for the $30 it costs I will be buying more. — 5 hours ago

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