Frias Family Vineyard

Frias Blend
2011 Red Wine
Spring Mountain District

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 141
Vintage: 2011

Frias Family Vineyard

Frias Blend

Red Wine
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced


For Premiere, we crafted a special blend of three lots from three blocks of our Spring Mountain District vineyard. These blocks are the first the sun shines on each morning and are also the last the sun sets upon. We chose a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to create a wine that is rich and sultry with rich dark fruit notes on the nose, and full bodied on the palate. The wine will age in barrel for 22 months before bottling to add a subtle influence of oak. Enjoyable upon release—or cellar it for 5 to 10 years to see the complexity that wines from our vineyard can offer.

Aging Process

22 Months in French oak barrels!

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.1
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Todd Heth

Winemaker, Frias Family Vineyard

Winemaker, Todd Heth

Todd gained a passion for wine while working as a journalist in Hungary and traveling through Europe. Instead of buying a small vineyard as a hobby, he returned to his native California to pursue a degree in viticulture and enology at Fresno State University, doing work and research at the university and regional vineyards and then moving to Napa Valley. He began in the cellar and lab as an intern at Cuvaison Estate Wines, eventually assuming the role of associate winemaker and working with a number of smaller producers in custom production and consulting, from the vineyard through to sales. He is also the winemaker for Fairwinds Estate Winery and Valley Floor Vineyard.

Country born: United States

Education: Post-baccalaureate degree in Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State University; Wine Spectator and American Society of Enology and Viticulture scholarship winner; Work in Hungary and travel to various European wine regions; I try to learn from all those around me and who I encounter in the wine world

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Work to get the best grapes possible, and handle them as gently as possible at the winery. Ideally, the grapes have ripe tannins without high sugars, and retain good fruit intensity and an acid backbone without being jammy.

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Omaha  NE  68154


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