(Library) CINSAUT 2016 Dry Creek Valley
A lovely wine.
Tasting Notes Aromatic fruity berry grape nose. Bright. Enters with lively red cherry raspberry and strawberry. Continues giving with strawberry, French prune, new leather, Santa Rosa plum, pomegranate and cranberry. Dry tannins linger with the fruit into a long complex finish.
The Grape A rare delicious Rhone variety. Only 7 acres are planted in the entire Sonoma County Appellation. It is most often found as a minor component of some Rhone blends. Frick Cinsaut is distinguished by being grown in the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. Characteristics of the grape are large olive shaped berries, lush sweet fruit flavors and soft tannin.
The Vineyard Red Bench Vineyard is located on the western bench of Dry Creek Valley, Here head pruned (not trellised) cinsaut vines grow in red, dusty clay non-irrigated (dry farmed) soil. Red Bench vineyard is a little over an acre of 63 year old cinsaut. Old dry farmed vines yield a small amount balanced, fruity grapes that are exclusively Frick Cinsaut
The Wine Original varietal Cinsaut was pioneered by Frick in 1989. This wonderful delicious wine has fruity character of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. It pairs with just about any food and is also delicious on its own. Drinks beautifully young or old.
Drink now to 2027. Only 392 cases produced.
Serve with coq au vin, a favorite with any turkey dish, bean salad, cambozola cheese, pasta al pesto, BBQ chicken, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chicken fried steak, hummus, halibut, squab, quail, fried catfish, guinea fowl, duck breast served on spinach, margarita pizza