Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


SKU 29501


The grapes for our Cabernet Sauvignon were gently destemmed, but not crushed, leaving a significant portion of whole berries for fermentation. A full eight to ten days of contact between the grapes and the skins allowed us to extract intense color and flavor before fermentation. After primary fermentation, the wine completed malolactic fermentation to soften the acid structure and add complexity.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Sonoma County
Appellation Alexander Valley
Brand Frei Brothers
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Alexander Valley is aged in one-third new oak, of which three-fourths is American and one-fourth French. It offers spicy roasted herbs intermixed with damp earth, blackcurrants, plums and some new saddle leather. Dense and medium-bodied, with light tannin, it is best drunk over the next 4-6 years.

Robert Parker, October 2015