Wednesday, July 4, 2007

NV Frey Natural Red

Frey Vineyards is located in Mendocino County in California and makes Organic and Biodynamic wines. It is the oldest Organic winery in the U.S. They make a diverse portfolio of wines and I tasted one of them recently.

The NV Frey Natural Red ($9) is a blend of Carignane, Zinfandel, and Syrah. It is probably their most inexpensive wine. This wine actually impressed me. It has a nice fruit aroma, and then on the palate opens up with lush fruits and smoky spices. There are blackberries and raspberries, as well as even a touch of bacon. But, it is a well balanced wine where the flavors mesh well. It is smooth, east drinking and has a decently long finish. This would certainly be a great BBQ wine or just an everyday wine.

If their lowest end wine is this good, then I certainly will seek out their other wines. This is a definite Drink & Buy, and an excellent wine under $10! Seek this one out.

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