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1994 St. Francis Reserve Merlot

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

ITEM 8248694 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8259050 1 $20 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

Dark, rich and concentrated, with chocolate, black cherry, coconut and mocha flavors that are complex and lively. Delicious.

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

A saturated dark ruby color, followed by intensely smoky, oaky, jammy black cherry and chocolate aromas and flavors.

PRODUCER

St. Francis

St. Francis Winery & Vineyards is in Sonoma County. It was founded in 1971 by Joe Martin who planted 22 acres of Chardonnay and 60 acres of Merlot. Today the estate is part of the Kobrand conglomerate of wine and spirits companies. St. Francis now owns more than 415 acres in several appellations, including Sonoma and the Russian River Valley. St. Francis produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Claret, Merlot, Zinfandel and Chardonnay. The estate is especially well known for its old vines Zinfandel.

TYPE

Red Wine, Merlot

The Merlot grape is such a deep blue that it is named for the blackbird. It’s an early ripening grape and one of the primary varietals used In Bordeaux. Merlot is also grown in the "International style," which is harvested later to bring out more tannins and body.