Frei Brothers Dry Creek Valley Merlot 75cl

£19.50

£19.50 per 75cl
This product is age restricted to 18 years or over
You'll be asked to confirm that you are over 18 on delivery.
3 for £12

Product information

Our Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve Dry Creek Valley Merlot offers velvety smooth, full bodied style with flavorful ripe fruit notes and complex structure.
Country of Origin
USA

Allergen Information
Contains Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites
Allergy Information
Contains Sulfites
ABV (%)
14.5
Units

10.5 UK Units per bottle
1.75 Units per glass
Grape Variety
Merlot
Tasting Notes

Our Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve Dry Creek Valley Merlot offers velvety smooth, fullbodied style with flavorful ripe fruit notes and complex structure. Layered notes of plum,
dark cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant are accented on the richly textured palate by hints
of mocha, black pepper and roasted spiced nuts. Barrel aging adds subtle touches of
nutmeg, vanilla and toasted oak on the long, supple finish.
History
Established in the Dry Creek Valley over 125 years ago, Frei Brothers Sonoma Reserve is part of the fabric of Sonoma
County. At Frei Brothers, we craft our acclaimed, award-winning wines by selecting the right grapes grown in the
right places within Sonoma County's premier growing regions, then showcasing the pure varietal character of each
variety.
Regional Information
The 2019 growing season in Dry Creek Valley started with record rainfall followed by a cool spring. In summer,
cool conditions continued, creating the long, slow growing conditions perfect for grapes to
develop maturity and complexity. Harvest started in August, yielding fruit with exceptional
quality, optimal acidity and bright fruit characteristics.
Current Vintage
2019
Vinification Details
After a two-day cold soak, this Merlot was fermented in temperature-regulated tanks and
gravity fed to press or pressed early, allowing for more controlled fermentation, extraction
and improved mouthfeel. The wine was fermented at a maximum temperature of 92°F to
increase extraction of color and flavor. Select lots were aged in a combination of 7% new
and 93% neutral French and American oak barrels. All lots were aged for 10 months before
blending and bottling.
Producer
E & J Gallo Winery
Agent
E & J Gallo Winery
Taste Category
Smooth, Complex, Silky
Please drink responsibly
Know your limits
The UK Chief Medical Officers recommend adults do not regularly drink more than 14 units per week

Categories

Ratings and reviews

5.0
1
0
0
0
0
1
Customers rated this product
100%
Customers would recommend this product

Customer reviews (1)

22 December 2022 by 
Very Sonoma

Lovely wine, what you’d expect from Sonoma. Hope they start carrying the Cabernet, even better.

Was this helpful?

Your rating and review

Disclaimer

This page serves as a summary for information purposes only, and are designed to enhance your shopping experience on the Ocado website. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for your reading the product packaging and label prior to use. You should note that products and their ingredients are subject to change. If you do require precise ingredient information you should consult the manufacturer, whose contact details will appear on the packaging or label. Ocado is therefore unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. Where this description contains a link to another party's website for further information on the product, please note that Ocado has no control over and no liability for the contents of that website. You should also note that the picture images show only our serving suggestions of how to prepare your food - all table accessories and additional items and/or ingredients pictured with the product you are purchasing are not included. This data is supplied for personal use only. It may not be reproduced in any way whatsoever without Ocado Limited's prior consent, nor without due acknowledgement.