Dark in color with a nice red cherry nose. On the mid palate this is a lovely smooth cab sauv with lots of nice red cherries to match the nose. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice smooth tannins along with some nice dryness that builds and lingers in the mouth. There’s a nice bit of complexity to this wine. It’s a more subtle well made cab yumm. I would give it an 89+. Very food friendly. We paired it with steak and it went REALLY well 🙂 I would agree with the LCBO’s description of full bodied and smooth. By the way, I had the 2012 at Quinns and it was equally as yummy.
From the LCBO web site:
St. Francis Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 — VINTAGES#: 671164
STYLE – Full-bodied & Smooth
This is a deeply coloured, nicely rich yet quite well structured cabernet – as are so many 2013s from California. It has a classic, lifted nose of blackcurrants, herbs, dark chocolate and some oak sheen. It’s full bodied, fairly dense and still youthfully tannic but it is balanced. The length is very good to excellent. Good value in the overpriced universe of California cabs. Score – 91. (David Lawrason, winealign.com, July 20, 2016) $29.95