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Vineyard: Frattey Shams

AppellationAnderson Valley
StoryOwner Ron Verdier planted this vineyard in Boonville in the Anderson Valley. Dijon 115.
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2009 MacPhail Frattey Shams Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.71, TA 0.58, 181 cases, $49, released fall 2011. 100% de-stemmed, 14 days total cuvaison, both indigenous and inoculated primary ferments and native malolactic fermentation in barrel. Batonnage in barrel once every week for 3 months. Aged 11 months in 60% new and 40% 1 and 2-year-old French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Extremely oak driven with aromas and flavors of mocha and coffee obscuring a luscious core of black cherry fruit. Modest in weight with bright acidity. Decent. Reviewed June 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 MacPhail Frattey Shams Vineyard Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., 200 cases, $49. Clone 115. Aged 11 months sur lies in 40% new French oak. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. This wine is lashed with oak, offering aromas of black coffee, timber and sweet smoke, and flavors of dark red cherries and berries buried in oak. Plentiful astringent oak tannins dominate the pretty core of fruit. Tasted twice. Decent at best. Reviewed June 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »