The Frei Brothers Reserve Dry Creek Valley Merlot exudes blackberry and dark cherry flavors, layered with hints of fresh herbs. Barrel aging gave this well-structured wine its rich aromatics of cocoa, mocha and toasted oak.
In the late 1880s, an enterprising Swiss immigrant by the name of Andrew Frei gazed upon the rolling hills, gentle streams, and fertile soil of Sonoma County and saw a wine glass of opportunity. By 1890, he was the proud owner of a 344 acre vineyard in northern Sonoma, giving birth to a winemaking tradition that is very much alive today. Frei didn't waste any precious time once he acquired the land. By 1895, he was producing 20,000 cases of high quality wine that was stored in huge redwood casks.