Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel 2007

Member Review by Chris Carpita:

Aromas of permanent markers and rotting fruit. The saving grace is artificial grape flavor a.k.a purple. I hope they're not A-Frei-d of making a good wine.

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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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Member Reviews for Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
1.50 5
12/08/2009

Aromas of permanent markers and rotting fruit. The saving grace is artificial grape flavor a.k.a purple. I hope they're not A-Frei-d of making a good wine.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
1.00 5
12/08/2009

Mealy overripe fruit on the nose. If you breathe too much it smells like a Sharpie™. Gritty plums with light prickly blueberries on the finish. Not too sure about this one.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
2.00 5
12/08/2009

Nose of black olives, flat and lifeless (bad bottle). Tannic, long finish, on licorice.


Snooth User: mcnl
28372217
5.00 5
10/23/2009

90 points from Robert Parker: "A super bargain, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Zinfandel exhibits a spicy, flowery bouquet of blue and red fruits, gritty/robust flavors, abundant fruit, and an exuberant, lively finish with no hard edges. The alcohol is relatively restrained for a Zinfandel, and the wine is seamlessly constructed. Drink it over the next 3-4 years. One of the best value producers in the Gallo empire is the Frei Brothers Reserve." (12/08)


Snooth User: hilltopal
62099415
1.00 5
10/25/2010

Rubbing alcohol nose and treacly sweet finish. Not very tasty.


Snooth User: lorymar
1408234
5.00 5
07/23/2009

This is an excellent value and RP rated 90

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Snooth User: robbiecochran
355674137
3.50 5
01/17/2010

Three and a half glasses



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