St. Francis Winery

Claret Sonoma County Merlot Blend

8.899 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.5

Dark inky purple heavy staining and tears.. Black fruits hint of smoke, some vanilla and blue fruits.. Fruit forward med - tannins decent finish

Dark inky purple heavy staining and tears.. Black fruits hint of smoke, some vanilla and blue fruits.. Fruit forward med - tannins decent finish

Oct 16th, 2016
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.8

Dark purple opaque heavy staining and tears...lots of vanilla lots of black fruits, black berry, dark plum.. .. Medium tannin and fruit, some green clove spice great bottle at a good price!

Dark purple opaque heavy staining and tears...lots of vanilla lots of black fruits, black berry, dark plum.. .. Medium tannin and fruit, some green clove spice great bottle at a good price!

Jul 10th, 2016
Sofia Horvath

Rich with blackberry, cassis, hint of tar.

Rich with blackberry, cassis, hint of tar.

Jun 28th, 2016
Paul Weil

Consistently high quality, this wine is your classic Claret, with smooth body, dark cherries, and darker chocolate. A great everyday cocktail wine, even the troubled 2011 vintage is a fantastic value.

Consistently high quality, this wine is your classic Claret, with smooth body, dark cherries, and darker chocolate. A great everyday cocktail wine, even the troubled 2011 vintage is a fantastic value.

Oct 9th, 2014
Michael Callahan

Bordeaux blend. Full body, high alcohol. Smooth finish. Very rich. 7.

Bordeaux blend. Full body, high alcohol. Smooth finish. Very rich. 7.

Apr 28th, 2014
Brent S

Left over conference wine. A strange bitter aftertaste.

Left over conference wine. A strange bitter aftertaste.

Dec 16th, 2013
Paul Weil

A superlative Bordeaux-style blend, full of dark cherries and chocolate with medium tannins.

A superlative Bordeaux-style blend, full of dark cherries and chocolate with medium tannins.

Oct 22nd, 2013
Max Gottesfeld

Dark and dense.

Dark and dense.

Jul 30th, 2013
Steve Reiss

An amazing red - so drinkable!

Purchased from Safeway

An amazing red - so drinkable!

Purchased from Safeway

Jan 6th, 2022
Dave Boyer

Definitely buy again. Nice peppery after taste

Definitely buy again. Nice peppery after taste

Jan 2nd, 2022