Frei Brothers Russian River Valley Sonoma Reserve 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
Our Pinot Noir grapes were destemmed, but not crushed, to retain a significant portion of whole berries for fermentation. After a two-day cold soak, fermentation began giving the wine a breadth and depth of aromas and flavors. Following malolactic fermentation, this Pinot Noir wine was aged for 10 months in a combination of French, Hungarian and American oak barrels.
Ripe, with loamy accents to the cherry compote and Christmas pudding flavors. The lusciously spiced finish offers dark chocolate and mocha hints. Drink now through 2023. 6,000 cases made.