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St Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2000

Sonoma County

The grapes for our Cabernet Sauvignon orginate from four different vineyard areas within Sonoma County, each of which contribute distinctive and individual qualities to the finished wine. Harvest for this late ripening varietal takes place from October through early November. The grapes are hand-harvested and crushed into temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Fermentation takes place over a period of eight to fifteen days. The different lots are racked into new and one year old American and three year old French oak barrels for an aging period of 14 to 16 months. At the end of the aging process the blend is assembled without filtration. The wine is then bottled and held for four to eight months prior to release. St. Francis? winemaker, Tom Mackey has created a Cabernet of classsic Sonoma style emphasizing rich varietal character and body. The structure is firm and well-balanced, with excellent depth and supple generous tannins.

Vital Statistics

Harvest Date October 1998
Aging time 14 Months in barrels
Storage barrels New American oak
Bottling date May 2000
Alcohol 13.5% by volume
Descriptors Black cherry, raspberry spicy toasted oak, black pepper
Food Affinities Barbequed red meats, lamb, hamburgers ribs, pizza, hearty cheeses

Wine Spectator, Nov 1999 - Annual Cabernet Report
"Tom Mackey has become a topflight winemaker, crafting rich, dense, complex reds, regardless of wether he is making Cabernet, Merlot or Zinfandel." - James Laube

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