Full Review

Frey

Frey
2019 Organic, Sangiovese, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Frey
2019 Organic, Sangiovese, Mendocino

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Sangiovese

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Dark dusty ruby color. Aromas and flavors of fresh turned soil, tanning leather, vanilla, brown sugar, clove, blackberry, pomegranate, and stewed plums with a satiny, racy, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-length finish that shows overtones of cola, plum pudding, peppercorn, and menthol with fine, well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A bold, juicy California Sangiovese that has a nice sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Funky
Aroma Aroma: fresh turned soil, tanning leather, vanilla, brown sugar, clove, blackberry, pomegranate, and stewed plums
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of cola, plum pudding, peppercorn, and menthol
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold, juicy California Sangiovese that has a nice sense of place.

The Producer

Frey Vineyards Ltd.

The Producer
14000 Tomki Rd
Redwood Valley, CA 95470
USA
1 707-485-5177

Sangiovese

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Sangiovese is Italy's most widely planted grape, found in several regions including Umbria, Abruzzo and Marche, but its spiritual home is Tuscany. Several famous wines made from Sangiovese are produced in Tuscany, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

A wine made from Sangiovese has appealing red cherry fruit, tart acidity and medium-weight tannins. There are few red wines more pleasant that a young Chianti with its delicious cherry fruit and earthy finish. While s simple Chianti is made for enjoyment from two to five years of age, a wine such as Brunello di Montalcino, 100% Sangiovese, is at the other end of the extreme, as it is a wine that often ages for two decades or more.

Sangiovese is also grown with some success in California as well as Australia. Pair wines made from Sangiovese with lighter red meats, duck, poultry and pastas with marinara or Bolognese sauce.