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Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel 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. 87ptsAdd winemaker's notes
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
Editorial Reviews for Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel
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
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.
Peppery nose, strong fruit presence on the palate which balances nicely w/ the spices. Very easy to drink
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.
Dark purple in the glass, nose of cherry and berry fruits. Flavors of the same with some earthiness. Very nice wine to drink.
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.
Two and a half glasses
Dry Creek always pleases with zinfandel, for me. - Tasted at Total Wine & More 3/27/10
External Reviews for Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel
Impressive structure and rich flavors of blackberry, cherry and spices.
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.
Zesty and easygoing, with appealing raspberry, mineral and spicy herb flavors. Drink now through 2017.
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.
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.
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