Frei Brothers

Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

8.8202 ratings
8.23 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Anil Saxena

Nice jammy full bodied zin. Great for the price. I don't know but im thinking it could be cellared. Love it the second day.

Nice jammy full bodied zin. Great for the price. I don't know but im thinking it could be cellared. Love it the second day.

1 person found it helpfulAug 5th, 2017
Liam Doody

Rich, spicy,lots of fruit but nicely balanced. Great Dry Creek Zin.

Rich, spicy,lots of fruit but nicely balanced. Great Dry Creek Zin.

1 person found it helpfulNov 23rd, 2014
Jerry Nowicki

Smooth and fruity wine very drinkable now will be great in 3 years

Smooth and fruity wine very drinkable now will be great in 3 years

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2014
Matt Young

Easy drinking Zinfandel but nothing special. Wouldn't buy again. (Not because it's bad just because I've had better Zinfandels and also it wasn't memorable)

Easy drinking Zinfandel but nothing special. Wouldn't buy again. (Not because it's bad just because I've had better Zinfandels and also it wasn't memorable)

Apr 26th, 2013
Madeline Frost

Mom bought. Was delish

Mom bought. Was delish

May 22nd, 2018
Mikka Wilcox

Peppery! Goes well with red sauce pasta.

Peppery! Goes well with red sauce pasta.

Mar 28th, 2018
Alexandre Aybes

Surprisingly good!

Surprisingly good!

Jan 5th, 2018
William Leslie

First off, this is a winery I really like. Their Pinot is exceptional for the price

Nose is very fruity and a bit floral while the oak hangs back a bit. Blueberry comes through well without the tart (too many wineries fall into that "local wine" sweet trap with blueberry, but not here). Additional flavors or raspberry and strawberry are there as well. The oak is there from the start through the finish, but is quite mild. Your tongue tingles a bit, then you realize hey, that's the pepper finish! In other words, it's not predominant, but it is there.

Overall the wine is very well balanced, mild overall with fruit flavors that are not sweet, but detectable. Tannins are medium, but on par with dry creek comparable wines.

First off, this is a winery I really like. Their Pinot is exceptional for the price

Nose is very fruity and a bit floral while the oak hangs back a bit. Blueberry comes through well without the tart (too many wineries fall into that "local wine" sweet trap with blueberry, but not here). Additional flavors or raspberry and strawberry are there as well. The oak is there from the start through the finish, but is quite mild. Your tongue tingles a bit, then you realize hey, that's the pepper finish! In other words, it's not predominant, but it is there.

Overall the wine is very well balanced, mild overall with fruit flavors that are not sweet, but detectable. Tannins are medium, but on par with dry creek comparable wines.

Jul 16th, 2017
William Hempel

Brambleberry & graphite. Very California & very good

Brambleberry & graphite. Very California & very good

May 25th, 2017
steven nickel

Hint of raisin but not cloying or overly "old vine." Pairs well with baby back ribs and a nice filet.

Hint of raisin but not cloying or overly "old vine." Pairs well with baby back ribs and a nice filet.

Apr 24th, 2017