Farrier Presshouse Red 2008

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 116011
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 14.6%

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%.
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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

Critical Acclaim

"A new brand from Jackson Family Wines, Farrier is made at Stonestreet by Graham Weerts. The Presshouse, from the Legacy Vineyard, is a floral Cabernet blend with tart red cherry flavors and some fruit fatness. Mineral tannins lends structure, but it's the fruit that lasts. Pour it with a grilled butterflied leg of lamb."
90 Points

Learn 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...

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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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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