St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel 2008

by Nannette Eaton on January 19, 2013

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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”  ― Hunter S. Thompson

St Francis Old Vines Zinfandel 2008 Sonoma County with Copenhagen Straight Long Cut Tobacco

Sometimes you just have to go gonzo. The St. Francis Sonoma County Old Vines Zinfandel itself is a classy quaff, a glassful of lush blackberries and soft vanilla to appease your rational mind while you pursue life with reckless abandon.

A favorite Wine Harlots drinking buddy, Mills, (pictured below, channeling his inner Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter Thompson alter ego Raoul Duke) in true gonzo-fashion, raved about how well the St. Francis paired with Copenhagen Straight Cut Tobacco. The Harlot was intrigued to try the pairing, but common-sense overruled derring-do in the spirit of gastrointestinal harmony, and another Bacchus Debacle was averted. If you’re meek like The Harlot, you may want to pair your St. Francis zin with Rosemary Lamb Chops with Blackberry Balsamic Sauce. Musically? Go as wild as you dare, we suggest a music match of “Madness” by Muse from the album the 2nd Law. 

The details: 15.5% alcohol. Synthetic capsule closure. Grapes: zinfandel. Appellation: Sonoma County. Cost: approximately $26 USD. This was a media sample provided by the distributor, Kobrand.

Mills Kills Homage to Hunter

photo credits:
St. Francis by EatonAlive ©2013
Gonzo by MillsKills ©2012

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Carly Alyssa Thorne January 20, 2013 at 1:13 am

Sounds Like a Fabulous Wine… Thanks for sharing

Nannette Eaton January 20, 2013 at 10:31 am

It was fantastic! (irreverent pairing aside)
It was really easy to drink, but it was sophisticated and elegant too.

Happy drinking!

Nannette Eaton

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