1998 St. Francis Merlot Reserve, Nuns Canyon Vineyard
Sonoma Valley, California
WB Rating: 82

Alcohol by volume: 15.8%
Price at time of purchase: $40.00 (from winery)
Type: Merlot
Principal varietal(s): Merlot

It's a rare St. Francis I'm not high on, but this wine did not do it for me in this tasting. It was closed, with chalky, bitter tannin in the finish and not enough fruit to make me think it's promising for the future. Some nice chocolate notes in the flavors were the high point for this wine. Too much alcohol, and it just didn't seem like the components were coming together. A clumsy stage?? - HK 2004-02-20


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