Saturday, September 17, 2011
2007 Peter Franus Red Hills Lake County Red Wine
September 17, 2011
2007 vintage wines from California are just hard to beat. And from what I've experienced so far, any wine from Peter Franus is a winner. The 2007 Red Hills Lake County Red Wine blend is another great example of the incredibly style and talents of this wine maker. This wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre with concentrated flavors and one you can enjoy now or the next 5+ years. Deep purple in the glass, this wine offers a lot on the nose - blackberry, blueberry, clove, dried spices and bacon drippings. In the mouth is a lively and alluring wine that pulls you in with the powerful berry fruit, spiciness and hints of floral undertones. I don't know what the percentages of the three varietals are in the bottle, but they hit a home run. This wine is incredibly good and can be enjoyed now or for a good 8 - 10 years.
About Peter Franus:
The vineyards that produce this wine are located 3000 feet above sea level and according to Peter Franus, are some of the most beautiful and peaceful vineyard sites he has ever worked with. The elevation of these sites allow for an incredible temperature variation between day and night, resulting in grapes with incredible flavor and colors.
AVA: Red Hills Lake County
Cases Produced: 70
Retail Price: $28.00