Frei Brothers Reserve Pinot Noir 2005

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Item No. 89997
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Keeping with the tradition established by Andrew Frei in 1890, Frei Brothers Reserve wines are crafted to reveal the personality of the land and bring out the natural expression of the fruit from which they are created. This is why the Russian River Valley was chosen as the home of their Pinot Noir. The Russian River Valley is regarded as one of the world's preeminent wine-growing regions. Close to the sea, the valley's summer warmth is moderated by fog and other cooling maritime influences, creating an ideal climate for Pinot Noir grapes.

Frei Brothers Reserve wines possess a fruit-forward character with intense aromas and flavors that reflect the land and climate of the 2005 vintage in which the grapes are grown. The 2005 Reserve Pinot Noir is medium-bodied. Its terroir driven profile is showcased beautifully in the red/black fruit aromas. A mid-palate of red cherry is overlaid with hints of earthy blue and black berries typical of the Green Valley region where the grapes originate. This wine has a rich mouth feel and is delicately balanced with sweet vanilla oak notes and tannins that are well structured on the palate.

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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 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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