Country of Origin: USA
Region: Sonoma County
Type: Red wine
Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend - Merlot (50%), Malbec (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%)
Why we love this wine:
A rustic take on classic Bordeaux grape varieties, this wine offers exquisite red fruit notes and smooth, reflective tannins. Elegant black cherry notes and delectable spices permeate the palate. '17 St. Francis Claret Sonoma County finishes soft and will definitely please many.
Winemaker / tasting notes:
Claret is the British _inspired name for an elegant red blend of classic Bordeaux varietals, in this case Merlot (50%), Malbec (30%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). This blend is juicy and expressive with layered aromas of cranberry, cherry cola and currants merging with vibrant flavors of dark red berries and spices. The creamy entry finishes smooth yet structured.
The 2017 St Francis Claret is an excellent companion to roast beef, grilled or roasted lamb, aged Cheddar and blue cheese.