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2008 Cinsaut, Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
$26.00 per bottle (only $23.40 when you buy a case or more*)

Tasting Notes:
Ruby red, purple color. Fresh cherry, raspberry, strawberry and floral aromas. Fruit flavors of berry, spicy tart cherries, fraise des bois strawberry and plum. Medium full body. Youthful acidity, lingering finish.

The Grape:
2008 was a ripe balanced year and the grapes maintained good acids. Cinsaut is a rare delicious Rhone variety with only 7 acres planted in Sonoma County. It is most often found as a minor component of some Rhone wines. Frick cinsaut is grown in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. Characteristics of the grape are large olive shaped berries, lush fruit flavor and very soft tannin.

The Vineyard:
Located on the dry, western bench of Dry Creek Valley, these head pruned (not trellised) cinsaut vines grow in medium red, dusty clay soil. Non-irrigated (dry farmed) the vineyard contains only 2 acres cinsaut. The middle-aged 51 years old vines yield a small amount of this fragrant, fruity grape all destined for Frick cinsaut wine.

The Wine: 
This wine is full bodied with the classic cinsaut cherry and strawberry flavor and aromas that carry through to spice on the finish. Round full fruity flavor impressions throught to the finish. Higher acids in 2008 make this vintage particularly food friendly. This wine is 100% cinsaut.
Drink now to 2017.

Serve with:
roast turkey, cambozola cheese, pasta primavera, BBQ chicken, eggplant parmesano, hummus, halibut, squab, quail, guinea fowl, duck comfit, margarita pizza

175 cases made