St. Francis Winery

Old Vines Sonoma County Zinfandel

8.8834 ratings
8.726 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Eric Bass

A passable Zin. Nothing remarkable.

A passable Zin. Nothing remarkable.

Nov 16th, 2018
Randy Fuller

The 2014 St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel has a beautiful nose, showing lush raspberry, black cherry and spice all over the place. The dark palate provides a boatload of black raspberry and blackberry, with a slightly savory spot sneaking its way through the fruit display. It drinks remarkably easy, considering the alcohol number, but has enough tannins for the swordfish, certainly. I could have gone with the filet and been just fine.

The 2014 St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel has a beautiful nose, showing lush raspberry, black cherry and spice all over the place. The dark palate provides a boatload of black raspberry and blackberry, with a slightly savory spot sneaking its way through the fruit display. It drinks remarkably easy, considering the alcohol number, but has enough tannins for the swordfish, certainly. I could have gone with the filet and been just fine.

Nov 22nd, 2017
William Leslie

Solid oaky nose. Tastes of raspberry, cherry and hints of blueberry. Finish is with a quality oak (with vanilla) and spice. I will make one comment... This is a fantastic wine, spot on for fruit flair, spice and minimum tannin, but I have to make one comparison. For a cheaper price the exact same characteristics can be found from Brazin Zin.

Solid oaky nose. Tastes of raspberry, cherry and hints of blueberry. Finish is with a quality oak (with vanilla) and spice. I will make one comment... This is a fantastic wine, spot on for fruit flair, spice and minimum tannin, but I have to make one comparison. For a cheaper price the exact same characteristics can be found from Brazin Zin.

10 people found it helpfulAug 30th, 2014
D Wang
8.8

Generally don't like Zinfandels but this one was pretty good. Fruity

Generally don't like Zinfandels but this one was pretty good. Fruity

3 people found it helpfulMay 29th, 2015
Amy Lieberfarb

This is FANTASTIC with chocolate!! Katie Madigan, Winemaker has much talent. Black cherry & raspberries with some vanilla on lingering finish...

This is FANTASTIC with chocolate!! Katie Madigan, Winemaker has much talent. Black cherry & raspberries with some vanilla on lingering finish...

3 people found it helpfulNov 19th, 2014
Rich Bluth

Great balance.

Great balance.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2014
Justin Hunter

15%ALC raspberry, spice

15%ALC raspberry, spice

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2014
Allison Lyzenga

Black fruit; plums, blackberry, black pepper, vanilla; warmth in the palette; more complex than the disappointing 2012

Black fruit; plums, blackberry, black pepper, vanilla; warmth in the palette; more complex than the disappointing 2012

Jan 16th, 2017
Allison Lyzenga

Much more fruit forward than previous years; sweeter than I like;

Much more fruit forward than previous years; sweeter than I like;

Jan 16th, 2017
Ed Lehrman

Dead

Dead

Dec 18th, 2015