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Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain 2005

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This bold estate grown wine is one of those atypical mountain grownwines that I have come to enjoy so much over the years. It is not overthe top, nor is it super tannic or austere. This big bold wine has anintense aroma of black stone fruit with a hint of anise as anunderlying tone. The wine is full in body, and densely concentratedwith lush and polished black currant fruit on the palate. The tanninsare there, but they are not the Randy Dunn-like needing to age for 15years type-a-tannins. They are more refined and elegant. This smallproduction winery has only a few vintages under its belt, but it seemsto be heading in the right direction

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Frey Vineyards:
Paul Sr. and Beba Frey grew up a few blocks apart in the gritty Brooklyn, New York of the 1930's and 40's. Paul relished his summer escapes to the Poconos Mountains, Pennsylvania. And Beba found bliss each summer on a Catskill Mountains dairy farm (see photo above). Each vowed to escape the city permanently. They later met and married in medical school. While their family grew, they longed for ... Read more
Paul Sr. and Beba Frey grew up a few blocks apart in the gritty Brooklyn, New York of the 1930's and 40's. Paul relished his summer escapes to the Poconos Mountains, Pennsylvania. And Beba found bliss each summer on a Catskill Mountains dairy farm (see photo above). Each vowed to escape the city permanently. They later met and married in medical school. While their family grew, they longed for a life closer to nature and finally settled down in Northern California in the early 1960's on their ranch in Redwood Valley, Mendocino County. The 12 children grew up instilled with love and respect for the natural environment, and picked up gardening, farming, and agricultural skills, as their parents had dreamed. Paul Sr. and Beba rounded out their children’s education by schooling them in the sciences, history, literature, classical arts and music, as well as appreciation for world cuisines paired with wine. In the late 1960's, Paul and Beba and the older kids planted Cabernet Sauvignon and Gray Riesling on the ranch's old pastureland and sold the fruit to nearby wineries. A decade later, brothers Jonathan and Matthew realized the vineyards' potential when a Cabernet Sauvignon grown by Frey's grapes won a gold medal for a Santa Cruz winery. Frey Vineyards was bonded the next year, in 1980, and soon after became the first organic winery in U.S. The eldest brother Jonathan and his wife Katrina studied organic agriculture under the tutorship of Alan Chadwick, a green-thumb guru of the California 70's. At the winery's inception, Jonathan introduced high integrity organic practices that are still in place today. Brother Matthew, learned the mechanical and technical skills of the wine business when working at nearby wineries. A final touch to the new winery's credo was that the wine would be made not only from organically grown grapes, but without any added sulfites. In the late 1980's, Paul Frey Jr. returned from the University of California at Santa Cruz to help perfect the techniques for making wine without the synthetic sulfite preservative, and is today our main winemaker. In 1996, Luke Frey spearheaded the conversion of our estate vineyards to biodynamic cultivation, making Frey Vineyards the first producer of certified Demeter Biodynamic wines in North America. We are pleased that many local wineries and grape growers have become certified organic and biodynamic as well, for the health of our common environment as well as our customers. Today, a third of all organic grapes in California are grown in Mendocino County, and 15 wineries making wines from organically grown grapes are located here – more than any county in the U.S. The trend of organic grape growing is rapidly spreading in Napa and Sonoma Counties, and across the U.S. Frey Vineyards is the largest of the very few wineries to have taken on the challenge of producing a true organic wine, made with no added sulfites – a practice that is now tradition for our family. Today, nearly 30 years since the founding of Frey Vineyards, many of the 12 children and spouses work for the family business. As organic food production is reaching new heights in the U.S., we hope the trend never stops, benefiting taste buds, planet, and the future generations. Read less
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Snooth User: cordeau
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4.00 5
04/27/2009

Just finished a wine dinner with a vertical of Andrew Geoffrey from 2002 - 2007 (2006 isn't released yet and 2007 was a barrel tasting). I liked them all very much, but my favorite was 2005. It seemed to have a beautiful combination of the long finish of 2003 with the tanins and complexity of 2004. Lovely.


Snooth User: zinfandel1
1546601,004
4.50 5
06/04/2013

2005 Andrew Geoffrey Cabernet Sauvignon. Dark opaque purple. Dark fruits, blackberry, cassis, leather, some chocolate. Bold, rich, powerful and concentrated. Tannins are there but somewhat softened. Getting a hint of smoke. A super long finish. This truly is what a mountain cab is all about.



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This bold estate grown wine is one of those atypical mountain grownwines that I have come to enjoy so much over the years. It is not overthe top, nor is it super tannic or austere. This big bold wine has anintense aroma of black stone fruit with a hint of anise as anunderlying tone. The wine is full in body, and densely concentratedwith lush and polished black currant fruit on the palate. The tanninsare there, but they are not the Randy Dunn-like needing to age for 15years type-a-tannins. They are more refined and elegant. This smallproduction winery has only a few vintages under its belt, but it seemsto be heading in the right direction

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