Frei Brothers Zinfandel 2009

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Our 2009 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel displays classic fruit flavors of red and black currant and bramble berry. Spicy notes of black pepper, white pepper, and nutmeg add layers, and the finish is elegant and mouth-coating.

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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

Member Reviews for Frei Brothers Zinfandel

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Snooth User: Lucha Vino
24961291,545
3.00 5
04/22/2011

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
330935,531
4.00 5
04/20/2011

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


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
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
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
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: Jayesh Patil
102362483
2.50 5
08/19/2012

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Frei Brothers Zinfandel

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/16/2010

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



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Tasting Notes:

Our 2009 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel displays classic fruit flavors of red and black currant and bramble berry. Spicy notes of black pepper, white pepper, and nutmeg add layers, and the finish is elegant and mouth-coating.

Our 2009 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel displays classic fruit flavors of red and black currant and bramble berry. Spicy notes of black pepper, white pepper, and nutmeg add layers, and the finish is elegant and mouth-coating.

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.53 grams per liter Total Acidity: 0.55 grams per liter

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