Tasting Notes

Frias

Tasting Notes

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2016 PRADO Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

$150 per bottle, 340 cases produced

The 2016 PRADO sports uber dark tones of black currant, boysenberry and blueberry pie with aromatic lavender and floral vanilla underlined by toasty mocha, clay and black tea.  The huge core of dark pure fruit on the palate is intense, deep, focused and lavish while elegant, smooth and silky with layers of flavor kept lively by acid balance leading into a long finish.

  • 1.5 Liter $405
  • 3 Liter $875
  • 6 Liter $1,835
PRADO Oakville 2014


2014 Reserva Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 RESERVA Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

$150 per bottle, 220 cases produced

The 2016 RESERVA is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyard. Opulent and aromatic, RESERVA is layered with notes of dark plum and cherries, baking spices and savory herb, earthy tones and forest floor. Lively with sweet dark fruits on the palate, it is plush, rich, seductive and textured while concentrated with structure and depth.

  • 1.5 Liter $405
  • 3 Liter $875
  • 6 Liter $1835


2016 Block Five Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

$125 per bottle, 220 cases produced

The 2016 BLOCK FIVE sets off with its dark fruits and showy style from plum jam and bright cherry, violets, spice cake, toasty notes and is long and nose filling. Supple and expansive on the palate, this powerhouse of fruit and structure has luscious dark fruits, chocolate hints and is silky, playful and rich with lively acids that keep all the layers of flavor buzzing in a lengthy finish.

  • 1.5 Liter $355
  • 3 Liter $775
  • 6 Liter $1,635
Block Five Oakville 2014


2014 SMD Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 SMD Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

$85 per bottle, 650 cases produced

The 2016 SMD gives up rich dark fruits mingling with tobacco leaf, savory meats, toasty oak, floral vanilla and graphite in the nose. The forward bright fruit on the palate carries a soft sweetness that turns dense with mocha, raspberry and currants that also give a grip to the supporting structure and vibrant finish.

  • 1.5 Liter $255
  • 3 Liter $625
  • 6 Liter $1250


2016 Lady of the Dead, Red Blend

$55 per bottle

Our second release of LADY OF THE DEAD is a homage to the FRIAS heritage and family. This Cabernet-heavy blend is a serious step up from the debut release in intensity and quality. We start with a bouquet of red fruits, cinnamon and spice. The wine then coats the palate with notes of lush burgundy plums and blackberries. Concluding with balancing sweet tannins, this Lady is ready to be taken seriously.

  • 1.5 Liter $350 SOLD OUT
  • 3 Liter $525 SOLD OUT
2015 Lady of the Dead, Red Blend


2015 Sauvignon Blanc

2017 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

$35 per bottle

The grapes for this wine were hand selected in the vineyard when they were harvested at full ripeness on August 18th. They were carefully loaded into a pneumatic press and squeezed as whole clusters, yielding just the best juice. After chilling down in the tank overnight, the juice was filled into well experienced French oak barrels, and the barrels were inoculated with a strain of yeast particularly suited to Sauvignon Blanc. The juice fermented slowly over about 40 days at low temperatures to retain all the fresh fruit and aromatics that come from the grapes and then sat on the yeast lees while aging 4 months to develop a rich mouthfeel. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation and retains the crispness and fresh acidity important to Sauvignon Blanc. It was bottled in February 2017 and has a pH of 3.29, total acidity 6.85 grams per liter and alcohol 14.5%.


2017 Rosé Napa Valley

$25 per bottle

The juice for this wine came from the red grapes picked throughout the 2017 harvest, from early September. As the red grapes were sorted and filled into tanks, a small percentage of juice was drawn off from each tank to both produce this rosé, and to concentrate the remaining juice for the red wines. Filled directly from the tank into well experienced French oak barrels, the juice was inoculated with a variety of yeast strains particularly suited to delicate, aromatic wine such as this. The juice fermented slowly at low temperatures to retain all the fresh fruit and aromatics that come from the grapes to produce a delicate, fruity and enjoyable Rosé. The barrels finished fermentation in 50-60 days and then sat on the yeast lees while aging 4 months to develop a soft mouthfeel. The wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation and retains the crispness and fresh acidity important to rosé. It was bottled in February 2017 and has a pH of 3.37, total acidity 6.26 grams per liter and alcohol 14.5%.

2015 Rosé Napa Valley