Sip of the Day

November 10, 2020

Day #[wpdts-day-of-year start=”post-created”] 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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