Wine Find


March 18, 2009|By Michael Dresser

2005 St. Francis Merlot

From: Sonoma County, Calif.

Price: $18

Serve with: Pork, veal

This complex, full-bodied merlot was just one of a solid lineup of red releases from St. Francis. This is a meaty, unrestrained merlot with lots of black-cherry, chocolate and herb flavors. It's good drinking now but should develop well for up to five years. Its solid grip is matched by its impressive length for a wine at this price. Also check out its stable mate, the 2005 Wild Oak Merlot, a touch more complex at $25.

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