COTES DE FRICK 2022 Estate, Dry Creek Valley

$ 37.00

Tasting Notes: Rich aromas with tropical elements.
Full body with deep richness. Light tannin.
Black fruit, cherry, plum, blackberry, black currant.
Black pepper, vanilla, dry wood. Meaty chewy and savory.

The Grapes:
Syrah 45%       Mourvedre 33%       Viognier 22%

The Vineyards: All hillside grapes grown on the Frick Estate. Syrah and Mourvèdre grows in Frick's Estate Owl Hill Vineyard. 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 a southeast facing slope is well suited ground for Viognier. This small vineyard was planted in 1988 in a lighter soil of sand and clay. The vine’s yield is small, but the grapes produced are full of rich classic character.

The Wine:Cotes de Frick translates to Hillsides of Frick. This is an original unique combination of estate grapes with a magically large portion of  Viognier. Aromatic, full bodied, rich and complex. Drink now to 2027. Only 94 cases made.

Pairings: hanger steak, braised short ribs, duck, grilled eggplant wedges, rigatoni with pork ragout, celery soup, mushroom potato stew, roast leg of lamb, potatoes au gratin, minestrone, duck pate on warm toast