(Archive) COTES-DU-DRY CREEK RED Blend 2013 Dry Creek Valley
Tasting Notes: Round aromas of crushed red berries and pine needles. Delicious full flavors of raspberry, cherry, strawberry, fresh red currant and fig. Great depth with complex roundness of flavors.
The Grapes: Grenache, Syrah and Cinsaut, all grown in Dry Creek Valley. Blended to make a wine that speaks of this place. Grenache 25%, Syrah 25%, Cinsaut 25%, Counoise 25%
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 & Counoise 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 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 2025. 112 cases made
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