Recommendation: Recommend as a buy
Winery/Producer: St. Francis Winery & Vinyard
Grape Variety: Zinfandel
Geographic Origin: Sonoma County, California
Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Encino, California
Paired With: First tasting: Mild Turkey tacos. Second tasting: Steak with blue cheese, baked potato, lima beans, corn and dark chocolate candy.
He said: Nice Zinfandel. Clear dark red color. Strong berry bouquet. Dry, robust black berry taste that continues through a medium long finish. Tannins were strong but the wine was very flavorful. Pretty good at $16.40. Second tasting: Light fruity bouquet with noticeable alcohol flavor, robust ripe berry taste that stays through the finish.
She said: Sweet berry bouquet, medium body, dry, rich flavor with no harshness and long slow finish. Second tasting: Only a mild aroma.