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CÔTES-DU-DRY CREEK® RED 2010
Sonoma County, Dry Creek Valley
$24.00 per bottle (only $21.60 when you buy a case or more)
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Tasting Notes:
Aromas include soft cherry, strawberry, cedar, and vanilla. Full Flavors of berry, cherry, vanilla and white pepper. Dry, full lingering finish.

The Grapes:
Syrah, grenache and cinsaut grapes, all grown in Dry Creek Valley. Blended to make a wine that speaks of this place.
Syrah 40%, Grenache 40% Cinsaut 20%

The Vineyards:
All hillside grapes grown in the dry creek valley.

Syrah from Frick's Estate Owl Hill Vineyard; Syrah was planted here in 1988. This tiny vineyard’s ground is rock, gravel and clay from decomposed Dry Creek Conglomerate soil.  In this soil the vines have very low vigor and they produce a limited crop with distinctive, full, classic, earthy Northern Rhone character.

Grenache 2 acre terraced section of Conley Vineyard that is high on the hill above the Frick tasting room.  This vineyard was carved out of a dry cliff side. Vines are widely spaced and naturally low yield.

Cinsaut vineyard of 51 year old cinsaut vines grow in red clay dirt without irrigation.

The Wine:
Translates to “hillsides” or “area of” Dry Creek Valley. This Rhone  blend is grown on and reminiscent of the hillsides in Dry Creek Valley.
Drink now to 2022.

Serve with:
ribeye with a dry rub, standing rib roast, quiche lorraine, duck breast, pork roast with figs and prunes, carpaccio, chicken pie, black olive tapenade , chesse cannelloni, cassoulet, pad thai

120 cases made.