Frei Brothers Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2012

Total Wine & More, $13.99Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel Dry Creek 2012

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Aaron:  Yes, this smells like a California Zin.  Lots of full berry and oak notes with a hint of vanilla then wow…fruit, prunes, and mild tannins.  This actually tasted “old” to me – not aged, but what I think of when I think of old smells.  Raisin and dried fruits were the most common player on the palate with some chocolaty tannins.  Previously I likely would have given this a higher rating but I’m growing up and want a little more complexity.  88 points.

Teri: This Sonoma Zinfandel is true to most young Zin’s with classic jammy raspberry and blueberry flavors along with bright spice and oak. This bottle is heavily fruit forward with just a slight hint of black pepper spice on the finish. It still tastes a little young but it should be wonderful to drink after a few more years in the bottle. 90 points


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