Frei Brothers Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2008, Alexander Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
California, Usa

$23.95 (38075)

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87 pts
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April 28, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

It is such a pleasure to taste a Californian cabernet that is not overripe and sweet. This wine needs a steak with...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

On first sip, this is a sweet, supple and approachable red, nothing more. However, the lingering finish has one...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a brand in Gallo's portfolio, based on a large vineyard formerly owned by the Frei Brothers. This cabernet is...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Quite open and slightly volatile, fully mature I'd say, with fruit fading in favor of dried flowers and pot pourri...

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Community Reviews (6)

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Vladimir Torres
Vladimir Torres

Here's one where I humbly disagree with the experts. This is a lovely Cab Sauvignon... With a welcoming nose of fruity niceties combined with spicy aromas, and a lovely body and sweet finish, it makes for a truly lovely experience...

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Holly Bruns
Holly Bruns

This is a big, lush bottle of Cabernet for the indulger in you. It's from the Alexander Valley in northern California. Like a wine that's seen a lot of sunshine, this is dark and pruny and full. The fruit gets rounded out with some chocolate, spice and a little earth on the nose. The tannins are mellow and the finish has a hint of sweetness.

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Brooke McClelland
Brooke McClelland

Quite enjoyable.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

A more cool climate Cabernet than a warmer one, with aromas of blackberry, dark plum, tobacco leaf and vanilla. On the mouthfeel, even with alcohol at 14.2%, it feels more like medium body to me with gentle tannins and balance acidity. Medium length on the finish with flavours of red fruit, earthy notes and mild tannins. A youthful and uncomplicated Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is actually a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and remaining Petit Sirah and Petit Verdot.

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Richard Strazds
Richard Strazds

All I tasted was oak. Next time I want to taste only oak I'm going to pull off a leg off one of my kitchen chairs and chew on that.

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