' Cabernet Sauvigon Sonoma County 2016 Holiday Etched Nutcracker - St. Francis Winery & Vineyards

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Nutcracker (Etched) Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County (2016)

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TASTING NOTES

Balanced and vibrant, this medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon shows off expressive aromas and flavors of dark, red fruits and berries with notes of black licorice, cocoa powder, dried sage and toast. The oak is well-integrated for good structure and a smooth, lingering finish.

Accolades:

Double Gold | San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Holiday Etched bottle with ornate Nutcracker

VINEYARDS

Fruit for our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our estate vineyards in the Sonoma and Russian River Valleys, as well as from growers in Sonoma County’s other top appellations, including Dry Creek Valley and Alexander Valley. Each carefully selected vineyard contributes distinctive and individual qualities to the finished wine.

WINEMAKING

All grapes are gently de-stemmed before coldsoaking for two days to extract optimal color and flavor. The fruit is fermented in separate lots, allowing each lot to be individually and distinctly crakaed before being aged in French oak barrels, 20% new. The wines are kept 18 months in barrel before final blending.

VINTAGE

Harvest in 2016 started in the middle of August during a pattern of warm sunny days cooled by foggy mornings and breezy afternoons for most of the area. The early months of the year were very mild with little rain allowing the vines to progress steadily and uneventfully. Yields throughout the region were slightly below average but moderate weather starting in early summer gave the fruit plenty of time to develop great color and flavor, resulting in beautifully balanced wines.

Vintage 2016
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging 18 Months
Barrel Aging 18 Months 100% French Oak
Bottling Date June 2018
Alcohol % 14.8
Size 750 ml
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$57.00 per Bottle