COTES DE FRICK 2017 Dry Creek Valley

$ 29.00

Tasting Notes:  Glistening red brick color. Floral and cherry aromas. Lush flavors include cherry pie, plum, black fig, dried apricot, rose petal, raisin, ripe pomegranate. Full body with dry long lingering complexity.

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The Grapes:

Grenache                      Syrah                 Viognier

59%                             29%                 19%

The Vineyards: All hillside grapes grown in the Dry Creek Valley. Grenache from small rocky 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.Syrah grows in Frick's Estate Owl Hill Vineyard, it was planted here in 1988. This vineyard’s soil is rock, gravel and clay from decomposed Dry Creek Conglomerate. In this soil vines have low vigor so they produce a limited crop with distinctive, full, classic, earthy Northern Rhone character. Frick's Estate Gannon Vineyard, on the southeast facing slope near the winery is good ground for Viognier. This small vineyard was planted to Viognier in 1988 on decomposed Dry Creek Conglomerate soil. The vines have low yield but the grapes produced are full of rich classic character.

The Wine: 
Cotes de Frick is the signature red blend from Frick Winery’s hillsides. This is a classic combination of Grenache and Syrah with a magical portion of Viognier. Aromatic, full bodied, rich and complex.
Drink now to 2027. Only 146 cases made.

Pairings: prime ribeye cut, braised short ribs, grilled eggplant wedges, rigatoni with pork ragout, oxtail soup, mushroom potato stew, roast leg of lamb, potatoes au gratin, minestrone, liverwurst on warm toast 

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

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