Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel 2012

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Spicy blackberry and bramble greet the nose along with gentle oak notes of toasted nuts, dried ginger and a bit of nutmeg. Round, soft and transpar... Read more

Dark purple color with a nose of raspberry, seabreeze and a touch of baking powder when first opened. The palate is really sweet with loads of red... Read more

Peppery nose, strong fruit presence on the palate which balances nicely w/ the spices. Very easy to drink Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065207,884
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/07/2012

Spicy blackberry and bramble greet the nose along with gentle oak notes of toasted nuts, dried ginger and a bit of nutmeg. Round, soft and transparent in the mouth, this has great Zin character with red cherry and wild raspberry flavors bursting in the mouth. It’s medium-bodied and middle of the road in style, so it’s not going to make many go wow, but it is a classic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel with great flavors and balance. This really does have some great aromatics, though the finish is a bit on the short side. Still, this is an easy to drink, easy to like Zinfandel. 87pts


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Snooth User: Lucha Vino
24961285,188
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/23/2011

Dark purple color with a nose of raspberry, seabreeze and a touch of baking powder when first opened. The palate is really sweet with loads of red/black berry and cherry with a similar finish. With air the nose really rounds showing a creamy red berry and spice character with the palate being dominated by black cherry with a long sweet finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/20/2011

Peppery nose, strong fruit presence on the palate which balances nicely w/ the spices. Very easy to drink


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/03/2011

Warm berry tart on the nose. Spice-laced red berry fruit with bramble and some plummy notes. Flavors of dark red and black berry fruit with baking spices. Finishes on a tart cranberry note.


Snooth User: lynnjp
1385547470
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 12/03/2013

Dark purple in the glass, nose of cherry and berry fruits. Flavors of the same with some earthiness. Very nice wine to drink.


Snooth User: rolifingers
434970414
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/20/2011

Eye's: Very dark brick in color with a pinkish ring. Nose: I did not get much of a boquete but I did pick up on some nice violet notes. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with really nice tannins. I'm actually surprised at how much I enjoyed it's fruitiness. I really liked this wine. I believe chilling this wine a little would make it a great companion for asian fair.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 03/28/2010

Dry Creek always pleases with zinfandel, for me. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/27/10


Snooth User: judgelog
34584867
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/10/2010

Wonderful aromas of cherry, currants and spice. Very nicely balanced with soft tannins and a peppery finish. I paired this with the Bucatoni recipe here at Snooth, and it worked very well.


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External Reviews for Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
05/04/2014

Impressive structure and rich flavors of blackberry, cherry and spices.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2011 12/16/2013

Impressive structure and rich flavors of blackberry, cherry and spices.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 02/08/2014

Dried red cherries, tobacco, smoke and savory herbs are some of the many notes that burst from the glass in the 2011 Zinfandel. I would prefer to enjoy this hearty, generous red over the next few years, while the fruit remains vibrant and juicy. Here, too, Frei Brothers delivers excellent quality for the money. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2011 02/08/2014

Zesty and easygoing, with appealing raspberry, mineral and spicy herb flavors. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 03/27/2013

The outstanding 2010 Zinfandel, a blend of 97.5% Zinfandel and 2.5% Petite Sirah (one of Gallo’s favorite blending varietals), hit nearly 15% alcohol. Its dense purple color is accompanied by meaty boysenberry, black cherry and black currant fruit intertwined with notions of pepper and underbrush. Full-bodied with admirable texture as well as fruit, it should drink nicely for 3–4 years.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 02/06/2013

Impressive structure and rich flavors of blackberry, cherry and spices.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 03/27/2013

There are lots of lusty flavors of briary wild berries, currants, sweet cured tobacco and peppery spices in this dry Zinfandel. It has smooth tannins and brisk acidity; by itself, it’s rustic, but richly sauced meats should help tame it.


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Ratings & Tags for Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel

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2.50 5
2009 08/19/2012

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3.50 5
2008 10/05/2010

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3.50 5
2008 12/02/2010

357965 Snooth User: Sepp
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2008 04/10/2010

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2007 04/01/2010

135409 Snooth User: jj0
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2007 03/10/2009

123538 Snooth User: tzwizard
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2007 07/05/2009

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