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2005 Fritz Winery Cabernet Sauvignon "Dry Creek Valley"

Fritz 2005 Cabernet

Winery: Fritz Winery

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Dry Creek Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon & 10% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Dry Creek Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 2,353

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: October 31, 2008

Wine Review: This dark ruby wine opens with a cherry like bouquet with hints of dried cranberry and earth. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is soft, balanced, and warm with tasty cherry and plum flavors. The finish is dry, with moderate tannins that are initially subtle and then builds up the longer you keep it in your mouth. The panel thought this food friendly wine would pair nicely with a burger, meatloaf, or pizza. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Intense dark color. Floral, dusty, chocolate/coffee, tar bouquet. Rich black fruit, blackberry, cassis, coffee, cocoa, well integrated tannins. This wine has become a classic for us. It’s lightly blended with 10% Malbec from our Estate Vineyards.

Organic status: not organic

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