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Region: Sonoma County, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Item no. 89997
Keeping with the tradition established by Andrew Frei in 1890, Frei Brothers Reserve wines are crafted to reveal the personality of the land and bring out the natural expression of the fruit from which they are created. This is why the Russian River Valley was chosen as the home of their Pinot Noir. The Russian River Valley is regarded as one of the world's preeminent wine-growing regions. Close to the sea, the valley's summer warmth is moderated by fog and other cooling maritime influences, creating an ideal climate for Pinot Noir grapes.
Frei Brothers Reserve wines possess a fruit-forward character with intense aromas and flavors that reflect the land and climate of the 2005 vintage in which the grapes are grown. The 2005 Reserve Pinot Noir is medium-bodied. Its terroir driven profile is showcased beautifully in the red/black fruit aromas. A mid-palate of red cherry is overlaid with hints of earthy blue and black berries typical of the Green Valley region where the grapes originate. This wine has a rich mouth feel and is delicately balanced with sweet vanilla oak notes and tannins that are well structured on the palate.