Frei Brothers Reserve Pinot Noir 2006

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Redwood Creek represents the spirit of Northern California and consistently delivers a rich, flavorful experience at an attractive price. Description The 2006 French Pinot Noir has aroma of cherry and earthy mushrooms, with flavors of ripe Bing cherries and dried cranberry fruit. The finish is soft and velvety.

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Frei Brothers Reserve:
Frei Brothers Reserve was established in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley by Swiss immigrant Andrew Frei. In operation since 1890, Frei Ranch and the winery have played an integral part in establishing the region’s premier reputation for winemaking and continue to produce exceptional wines today by carrying on the rich legacy of both their home vineyard and Sonoma’s celebrated growing regions. ... Read more
Frei Brothers Reserve was established in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley by Swiss immigrant Andrew Frei. In operation since 1890, Frei Ranch and the winery have played an integral part in establishing the region’s premier reputation for winemaking and continue to produce exceptional wines today by carrying on the rich legacy of both their home vineyard and Sonoma’s celebrated growing regions. Frei Brothers Reserve begins by growing the best grapes in the best growing regions and ends with award-winning wines. Frei Brothers Reserve also believes in better choices and better wine–today and for generations to come. Led by chief viticulturist Jim Collins, the wines are a pure expression of the land, made from premium grapes carefully grown in some of the best wine-growing regions in Sonoma County, including the Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley. The winery crafts six critically acclaimed wines, including Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel. Making better choices is also a part of the Frei Brothers Reserves sustainability journey that seeks to preserve natural resources without compromising the quality of the wine. The winery’s efforts have been certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and include some of the following programs: • For every acre of land planted in vineyard, Frei Brothers Reserve sets aside one acre to be preserved as natural habitat • When the winery at Frei Ranch needed to expand, the brand chose to transplant a row of 20 redwood trees rather than cut them down • Frei Brothers Reserve uses fewer harsh chemicals, creating less pollution and reducing energy output • The winery treats and reuses 80 percent of its wastewater for activities like irrigation and frost protection • When replanting, the winery chips old vines for use as compost instead of burning them For more information, visit Frei Brothers Reserve on Facebook at Facebook.com/FreiBrothersReserve Read less

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
3.50 5
10/08/2008

Simple, straightforward pinot noir. Not a lot of depth or complexity to the macerated cherry aromas and the cherry, vanilla and cola flavors. Texture is a little rough for a pinot, but a good value for the price.


Snooth User: jenny35sew
3006183
3.50 5
11/20/2008

If this is the bottle that says "Provincia di Pavia" in addition to the other names on the bottle, I found it smooth and not biting, a pleasant red to sip, but not sweet as some sipping wines are. That is a good thing.


Snooth User: AndreLana08
14955935
3.00 5
07/18/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Frei Brothers Reserve Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
01/15/2009

This wine has a rich mouth feel and is delicately balanced with sweet vanilla oak notes and tannins that are well structured on the palate.



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Redwood Creek represents the spirit of Northern California and consistently delivers a rich, flavorful experience at an attractive price. Description The 2006 French Pinot Noir has aroma of cherry and earthy mushrooms, with flavors of ripe Bing cherries and dried cranberry fruit. The finish is soft and velvety.

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