Sip of the Day

November 10, 2020

Day #315 of the year.

St. Francis Sonoma County Claret

November is National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. I’ve tried to do it multiple times in the past but failed; the goal is 50,000 words in one month and I always fizzle out by the end for one reason or another. This year, what with November being marked with all its initial madness, I admit I completely forgot. But there is still time! And a bottle of Claret, a full-bodied red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and other red grapes (classically; there is no “official” blend for a Claret), is the perfect pairing. The British word for Bordeaux, it reminds me of some of the great British-penned books that inspire me to write just by reading them, or simply curling up with a really good book and a glass of Claret in hand.


Sonoma, California


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

Red wine bottle, red wine blend, St. Francis Sonoma County Claret

Tasting Notes

This medium-bodied wine shows off generous aromas of dark cherry, wild berries, tea leaf and fresh sage. Bright and vibrant flavors of cassis, juicy plum and cherry compote along with a hint of savory five-spice are beautifully balanced with dusty tannins and a long, smooth finish.

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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