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Frey 2012 Organic, "Agriculturist", Mendocino
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Frey
2012 Organic, "Agriculturist", Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted: 8/19/2013
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.4%
Certified Organic
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91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$11
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Garnet color. Vibrant aromas of sandalwood, white clay, peppered bacon, and dried berries have faint, tequila-like quality with a silky, dryish medium body and a herbed cheese rind, dried cherry, and menthol mint accented finish. Different, flavorful and fun.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood, white clay, peppered bacon, and dried berries have faint, tequila-like quality
Taste Flavor: herbed cheese rind, dried cherry, and menthol mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy with food
Pairing Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Different, flavorful and fun.
The Producer

Frey Vineyards Ltd.

The Producer
14000 Tomki Rd
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
USA
1 707-485-5177
Other US Red
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There are little pockets of other red varieties grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varieties such as Barbera, Grignolino, Primitivo and Sangiovese can be found (the later most famously at the Atlas Peak winery in Napa). Several producers in California produce stand alone versions of such Bordeaux varieties as Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, while Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in California.

Rhone varieties have become a specialty in California, especially in the Paso Robles area. Among the varieties planted here are Grenache, Cinsault, Carignano (or Carignane) and Mourvèdre.

New York State works with hybrid grapes, both French and American. Among these are Baco Noir and Marechal Foch; these are produced in small quantities.

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