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2019 St. Francis Winery Merlot "Anniversary Edition"

St. Francis 2019 Merlot

Winery: St. Francis Winery

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Anniversary Edition"

Wine Category: Merlot

Grape blend: 100% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 24,730

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: October 16, 2023

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored “Anniversary Edition” Merlot from St. Francis is very good. It opens with a graphite and gentle pomegranate bouquet with hints of boysenberry and moist pipe tobacco. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with integrated medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, round and fresh. The flavor profile is graphite, dark chocolate, and red currant blend with notes of green tea and craisin. I also detected hints of pomegranate and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry, and its well managed moderate dusty tannins are nicely prolonged. This Merlot is food friendly and would pair nicely with Theresa’s meatloaf. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Intense aromas of cherry compote, black licorice and dark chocolate followed by flavors of ripe plum, dried fig and bright Rainier cherry. Excellent with beef, duck, and blue cheese.

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