Sip of the Day

June 7, 2021

Day #158 of the year.

St. Francis Sonoma County Claret

An apocalyptic book in a bourgeois, upper-NY state kind of way, if that makes any sense: In “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam, the world hits its breaking point subtly. The imminence of fall-out lurks under the surface of every scene. What to do when times are uncertain? The families break out wine many times during the course of the book. A deep red like St. Francis Claret would fit exactly the mood. A big, fruity Bordeaux blend, this Claret is very full-bodied with notes of spice, and I can just picture drinking a glass of it while soaking in the tub, putting together a puzzle, or other things you do when internet and satellite have inexplicably disappeared.


Sonoma County, CA


58% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec

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Tasting Notes

Displays aromas and flavors of currants, red and black berries and spice in a full-bodied wine with a velvety mouthfeel.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

An excellent companion to roast beef, lamb, duck and aged cheeses.


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