Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Day 122-Frei Brothers Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2007 for $15.99 from Vintages
We bought this wine at the Zinfandel tasting at this wine shop in Arlington Heights. This wine is very mellow with good fruit forward with cherries and blackberries. We found this Zinfandel to be the least tannic with the most fruit forward style moving away from the dryness of some Zinfandels that are made in the style of Cabernets. I am drinking this wine alone, since the better half is out of town and this is the third day with this wine. I have paired this wine with barbeque ribs and with chocolate and I have to say it paired better with chocolate. This is a dinner party wine, not a barbeque wine due to the price and its depth. I would only bring this wine to a dinner party where it would be appreciated versus a party where people are drinking anything without any regard for the wine.