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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Farrier Presshouse Red 2008
Farrier Presshouse Red 2008
(search item no. 116011)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $17.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The weather in 2008 was a bit challenging for Alexander Valley growers. We had several frosting events. Spring was dry and many farmers in Sonoma and Napa County ran out of water. On a positive note, the dry soils caused the Merlot and Cabernet Franc berries to be smaller reaching impressive concentration. Summer temperatures were glorious for developing flavor especially on Merlot. The 2008 Presshouse has delicious texture mingled with plum aromas, coffee notes, licorice, vanilla and toast hints.

48% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon

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About Farrier:

Up Highway 128, past the four corners intersection and just before the hairpin turn lies the patch of land Farrier calls home. Once the site of a blacksmith shop, this was where the Farrier plied his trade, forging and fitting horseshoes. The town smithy was a hub of activity, both professional and social. In the spirit of community, we offer Farrier wines.

At Farrier, they hang our hat in the Alexander Valley, and where they live is really what they're all about. Like the Alexander Valley, Farrier wines are full of character. Mindful of their regional roots, these releases pay respect to traditional blends while simultaneously pursuing something completely different and unique.