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Frei Brothers Merlot 2013

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Frei Brothers Merlot 2013 750ML    
Sku: 20796

At Frei Brothers Winery, we craft our wines in a gentle, traditional style enhanced through the use of modern technology that makes fruit the focus and showcases the best that each varietal and appellation have to offer.

Tasting notes
Ruby hues with aromas and flavors of blackberry andcherry, with hints of vanilla and spices. Well balanced with a soft, lingering finish.

Wine maker notes
The grapes for Frei Brother Reserve Merlot were destemmed, but not crushed, to retain a significant portion of whole berries for fermentation. We find that whole berry fermentation produces concentrated dark fruit flavors in the finished Merlot. Both upright and horizontal rotary fermentors were used to gently mix the juice and skins, which prevents the extraction of tannic, bitter flavors. Fermentation temperatures were closely monitored and were kept between 85-88F. After fermentation, 100% of the wine completed malolactic fermentation to soften the acids and to add complexity. The wine was then aged in French and European oak barrels for an average of 6 months.

Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Dry Creek Valley
Grape Varietal: Merlot
Type: Still wine
 
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Rating:
Name: Arthur from RIDGEWOOD, NJ
Review:
I like this red quite a bit although I must say that my wife doesnt. It's big and bold. Perhaps a bit too much alcohol content.