Fritz Underground Winery
2010 Dry Creek Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California: Sonoma County: Dry Creek Valley
Today marks the 16th time that we’ve featured a wine from our dear friends at Fritz Underground Winery. We’ve returned to them again and again over these last seven years - because we absolutely love their wines.
Proprietor Clay Fritz and winemaker Brad Longton are a potent pairing. Year after year, they manage to produce wines that delight and intrigue.
Today’s 2010 Fritz Cabernet Sauvignon hails from California’s Dry Creek Valley, a region that - while best-known for Zinfandel - produces some very exciting Cabernet Sauvignon. This big, bold, extracted Dry Creek Cabernet is a wonderfully balanced treat that had our tasting panel wishing for more, once our samples bottles had run dry.
Any fan of Fritz wines, or fantastic Cabernet Sauvignon, would be well advised to grab a few bottles of today’s wine.
Ultra dark red with sanguine hues from the darker core to the pretty and slightly lighter edge.
A delightful balance of earth and dark fruit, this wine leads with concentrated black cherry, dark raspberry, dusty bramble, summer forest and a hint of twiggy character.
Dark and rich with dried plum, dried cranberry, pomegranate black tea, and subtle espresso bean.
Sweetness from the dark fruit fades first, followed by more complex earthy notes.
We’d go ‘non-traditional’ with this wine and enjoy it with a wild mushroom risotto or a delicate herb-rubbed chicken.