Frei Brothers Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A little candied on the nose, and ripe with peachy aromas layered over a base of softly floral framed citrus fruits and a hint of honeydew with a gentle suggestion of vanilla adding detail. Fairly large scaled in the mouth, and on the softer side of the spectrum, this does not lack for acid but does have a bit of a creamy feel in the mouth. The flavors show both complexity and subtlety with a vein of vanilla well woven through the fabric of citrus fruit, melon and very fine herbal notes with a hint of green fennel seed emerging on the backend. Soft and gentle on the finish, though with good persistence and a finale that shows some peach pit and a hint of almost salty minerality. This is not my style of Sauvignon Blanc but in its style it is quite good. 89pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Frei Brothers Sauvignon Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,908
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 04/28/2014

A little candied on the nose, and ripe with peachy aromas layered over a base of softly floral framed citrus fruits and a hint of honeydew with a gentle suggestion of vanilla adding detail. Fairly large scaled in the mouth, and on the softer side of the spectrum, this does not lack for acid but does have a bit of a creamy feel in the mouth. The flavors show both complexity and subtlety with a vein of vanilla well woven through the fabric of citrus fruit, melon and very fine herbal notes with a hint of green fennel seed emerging on the backend. Soft and gentle on the finish, though with good persistence and a finale that shows some peach pit and a hint of almost salty minerality. This is not my style of Sauvignon Blanc but in its style it is quite good. 89pts


Member Reviews for Frei Brothers Sauvignon Blanc

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Snooth User: kujolorenth
130147250
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 07/20/2013

Has a very sharp tropical fruit nose with a touch of grass, semi medium body with bright acidity that calms after airing. Notes of melon, kiwi, and lemongrass. Great summertime white!


Snooth User: Jane Narisma
13357252,105
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 04/28/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: runningbear
43154612
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/26/2011

not bad, a bit sweet


Snooth User: Shin Yagisawa
1030706218
0.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/06/2012

Good balance of sweetness, bitterness and acidity


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/03/2011

Aromas or lemon curd and flowers along with cat pee, almost a slight brussels sprout tinge and more citrus. It's crisp and juicy with tart acid. Flavors of lemon and lime with some flinty minerality.


Snooth User: rolifingers
434970414
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/24/2011

Eyes: Pale straw Mouth feel: Light bodied, dry, mint, guava and grapefruit notes. Nose: Grapefruit and Guava I enjoyed this. Great apperitivo, great with fish, salads, meatless pasta dishes


Snooth User: fdawson
83136659
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/31/2011

Three and a half glasses


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External Reviews for Frei Brothers Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2010 02/05/2013

The cool climate enables Frei Brothers to produce a Sauvignon Blanc that exhibits a crisp, mineral-like mouth feel. With citrus and cut grass aromas and a long yet clean finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc reveals lots of fresh, lively, melony fruit, light to medium body, and hints of citrus oil and background spice (which I suspect comes from the tiny amount of aging in wood). Drink it over the next year.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

This sauvignon is infused with sweet lime flavors, both of the zest and the pulp. It's clean and mouthwatering, with plenty of lift to match grilled mahi-mahi or other game fish.



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