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*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Gallo Family Wines.

I really wish you could use “effects” in the titles of posts. Or maybe you can and I’m just not that technologically advanced (a very good possibility). I wanted to title this post “Brothers Grimm Frei” but alas, you got a rant instead. Anywho, we popped open this bottle of 2007 Frei Brothers Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel. If you recall, I visited the Frei Brothers property owned by Gallo on one of my recent CA trips. The Zin had a real cork closure, clocked in at 15% alcohol by volume, and retails for as low as $17 on the internet.

On the nose I got blackberry, spice, pepper, cream, vanilla, back cherry, black fruit, and black currants. I found the nose to be fairly fruity overall.  In the mouth, more black fruit, black cherry, blackberries, plum, a touch of strawberry, pepper, and a hint of bell pepper. It seemed a little astringent on the finish to me.