Introducing Our Wines

08 Oct

There are a number of loving hands that help to craft each of our wines into the artwork we share with you today. From the growers who have worked the land and vines to the pickers who delicately cut bunches to the driver who carefully transports the fruit to its temporary home to the production staff who crush, ferment and transfer the wine to barrels and the list goes on. After 22 months in the barrel and about 2 months in the bottle, we introduce to you our line up of red wines and our lone standing but elegant white wine.

Frichette Wines Released in September 2013

 

Columbia Valley 2011 Merlot

Merlot – Our Merlot is one of my favorites! The nose is full of plum, raspberry, strawberry, brown sugar and oak. What might surprise you are the slight earthy tones with a hint of smoke. This wine is very smooth on the palate with plenty of aromatic red baked fruit flavors. The tannins are rounded and the wine leaves a medium finish. It’s a great wine to close your eyes and savor then go back for more.

Enjoy this wine at any time just because. If you have it with food, it will pair great with any mushroom dish, BBQ, lamb, pasta with red sauce and pulled pork tacos. We produced 100 cases of Merlot.

Frichette Red WineRed Wine – Our Red Wine is a special blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Franc lends fine tannins, spicy aromas, peppery accents and blueberry making it ideal to blend with Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose is bing cherry, tea, and rolled cigar tobacco. This wine provides smooth tannins on the palate with an oaky finish. Our Red Wine is a fantastic wine to sit on the table for that gathering with your friends you’ve been planning for weeks or to pull out and enjoy over a meal or while watching your favorite television show. This wine can match any event, formal or not.

Pair it with roasted red pepper hummus, dried meats, ribs, bruschetta and dried fruit or jam. We produced 200 cases of Red Wine.

2011 Cabernet SauvignonCabernet Sauvignon – Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties and it definitely stands out in this line up of wines. We added a little Petit Verdot which compliments the characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon nicely.The nose is graced with aromas of blackberry, black cherry and baked berry cobbler. Sniff lightly toasted oak with a hint of cedar box and spice.It hugs the palate with plenty of dark fruits and plum and complements the mouth with a nice chewy tannin and a long finish.

Pair with a rib eye with blue cheese or pasta. We produced 200 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Frichette Reserve Red WineReserve Blend – Our Reserve Blend is one to savor and have fun with. It’s a spunky blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. On the nose, experience black cherry, raspberry, and blackberry layered with baking spice, vanilla, and toasted almonds. Also, get hints of oak with cigar and a touch of smoke. The palate is equally concentrated with ripe red and black fruits, with rounded tannins and a long finish. Sip and savor as this wine changes a little with each taste.

Pair with eggplant parmesan, potatoes gratin, grilled salmon with greens or risotto. We produced 100 cases of our Reserve Blend.

2012 SemillonSemillon – This is the only white wine in our debut offering and it’s a beauty. Our Semillon is dry with aromas of pear, golden delicious apple, white peach, honeydew, and lemon. It leaves great acidity on the palate and a lingering finish. We introduced it to oak and allowed it to play in the barrel for 10 months before bottling it. Our Semillon is nice enough to sip on the patio on a cool fall afternoon or enjoy with food.

Pair with seafood, scallop, ceviche, shaved pear salad with toasted walnuts in a Dijon vinaigrette. We produced 75 cases of Semillon.

Our family is delighted to introduce this line up of wines and share them with you. You can purchase our wines in our tasting room on Red Mountain or through our website.

We hope you enjoy our wine. From our family to yours, Cheers!

 

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