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Saturday, March 31, 2007

2003 St. Francis Wild Oak Cabernet Sauvignon

Not being sure of the price on this wine makes it difficult to pursue a genuine idea of what the actual QPR is on this wine, nevertheless that is precisely why I can give an honest opinion of this wine based only on the quality of the juice. The aromas of this wine are of espresso, oak, black currant, and cedar, followed by dominant flavors of ripe cherry, and touches of oak and spice. The finish is slightly disjointed because of the oak tannin but the wine will improve with time. This wine is a poor mans Silver Oak . When I tasted it for the first time I thought to myself this is a cheap version of Silver Oak and is probably at the price range where I believe Silver Joke should be. I think this wine is a decent value for $20-$25 and does not come across as a cheaply made bottle of wine. If your game is oakey california cab then this wine is right down your alley. I score it 86 points.


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Anonymous said...

I found the nose very vegetal, but the oak character well done. I though the Zin from this line was outstanding, if over-the-top.