(Archive) COTES-DU-DRY CREEK RED Blend 2012 Dry Creek Valley
Wonderfully exhibits the berry and earth terroir of Dry Creek hillsides.
Tasting Notes: Aromas include cherry, strawberry, cedar, and rose. Layered flavors of berry, cherry, and spice.Dry, full lingering finish.
The Grapes: Grenache, Syrah and Cinsaut, all grown in Dry Creek Valley. Blended to make a wine that speaks of this place. Grenache 50%, Syrah 32%, Cinsaut 18%
The Vineyards: All hillside grapes grown in the dry creek valley.
Grenache 2 acre terraced 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 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.
Cinsaut vineyard of 51 year old cinsaut vines grow in red clay dirt without irrigation.
The Wine: A wine to exemplify Dry Creek Valley hillsides. Translates to “hillsides” or “area of” Dry Creek Valley. This American Rhone blend is grown on the hillsides in Dry Creek Valley.
Drink now to 2024. 132 cases made
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 , cheese cannelloni, cassoulet, pad thai