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Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

Price: $26.99
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $22.99
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Item No. 118017
  • W&S90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2009 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of cassis and crushed berries. Flavors of blackberry, raspberry, cedar and tobacco are framed by firm, velvety tannins and a long, elegant finish.

Critical Acclaim

"This wine’s ripe flavors touch on dried cherries and cocoa, while firm tannins lend it richness. There’s no excess extraction, just a clean line of flavor that lasts, holding some tension in the balance."
90 Points

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Rating:
(11/7/2012)
Style: Big & Bold
Frei Brothers Alexzander Valley Cab is an excellent value and compares nicely with many Napa Cabs. It is full bodied, balanced, has plenty of dark fruits and a hint of mint on the good finish. This has become my favorite California Cab value. Many of my wine friends support this view. The 2008 vintage is slightly better (4 stars)if you can still find it. The 2009 will likely improve with a little time in the cellar.
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Learn About Frei Brothers

In the late 1880s, an enterprising Swiss immigrant by the name of Andrew Frei gazed upon the rolling hills, gentle streams, and fertile soil of Sonoma County and saw a wine glass of opportunity. By 1890, he was the proud owner of a 344 acre vineyard in northern Sonoma, giving birth to a winemaking tradition that is very much alive today.Frei didn't waste any precious time once he...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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