Frei Brothers Reserve Dry Creek Zinfandel 2008

Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California

$19.99
Item No. 104045
  • red wine
  • RP90
  • W&S89
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.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Classic fruit flavors of red and black currant and bramble berry. Spicy notes of black pepper, white pepper, and nutmeg add layers, and the finish is opulent and mouth-coating.

Critical Acclaim

"The outstanding 2008 Zinfandel Dry Creek offers up gorgeously intense aromas of spice box, ground pepper, black cherries, black currants, incense, and earth. Full-bodied, rich, fleshy, pure, and authoritative, it can be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years. "
90 Points

"If a tiny, fresh-picked Maine blueberry could be zaftig, it might taste and feel like this wine. This has power, concentration and spice, a touch Porty in its sweet ripeness. A big, rich red to pour with short ribs."
89 Points

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 Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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