Frei Brothers Zinfandel Reserve
14 Ratings
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14 Ratings
Frei Brothers Zinfandel Reserve

Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Our winemaker crafts Frei Brothers Reserve’s Zinfandel to reflect the expressive purity of Dry Creek Valley fruit. Traditional Dry Creek Zinfandel style is enhanced by the use of modern techniques to produce a wine that represents this renowned terroir. The grapes for Frei Brothers Reserve’s Zinfandel are gently de-stemmed, but not crushed, to retain a significant portion of whole berries for fermentation. This technique allows the winemaker to retain vibrant red berry flavors while minimizing read more...Our winemaker crafts Frei Brothers Reserve’s Zinfandel to reflect the expressive purity of Dry Creek Valley fruit. Traditional Dry Creek Zinfandel style is enhanced by the use of modern techniques to produce a wine that represents this renowned terroir. The grapes for Frei Brothers Reserve’s Zinfandel are gently de-stemmed, but not crushed, to retain a significant portion of whole berries for fermentation. This technique allows the winemaker to retain vibrant red berry flavors while minimizing the extraction of harsh tannins. The wine was cold soaked at 60° F to extract color and intense flavors from the grapes prior to primary fermentation. Fermentation lasted 4-6 days at a maximum temperature of 88° F. After primary fermentation, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation and was aged on lees to enhance the mouth feel. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Buyer
    Impressive structure and rich flavors of blackberry, cherry and spices.