The DREYER FAMILY has been involved in California agriculture for fifty years growing grapes, olives, tree fruit, cotton and tomatoes. The Dreyers branched into the premium wine grape business with the purchase of Grand Cru Vineyards in Glen Ellen, Sonoma Valley, California. The family sold this brand to another winery but continues to produce high quality and high value wines under their eponymous label.
The grapes are from
selected mature vineyards in Sonoma County: Russian River, Alexander Valley, and Knights Valley
sub-appellations. Typically, this wine is 60% barrel fermented under a French and
American Oak regimen and aged sur lie for nine months.
wine has good balance between its Sonoma County fruit and the
oak influence resulting in a rich wine showing varietal character and
value for the price.
Primarily from Mendocino County
where this grape excels in a slightly cooler climate, this Merlot is
dry, rich in flavor and smooth at its finish. Possessing a great
mouthfeel and balance, the Mendocino and Sonoma County grape blend has a
deep garnet color and a rich, silky texture. The tannins are firm and
smoothly integrated, and the fruit shows ripe berry notes balanced with
influence of oak aging. The addition of the Cabernet Sauvignon results
in the softening of the mouthfeel while at the same time providing a
firming backbone to a lovely wine and an excellent value.
Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon
Demonstrating rich fruit
character balanced with medium tannins, this wine is mostly from
Alexander Valley where the absence of a marine influence creates long, warm
days allowing the Cabernet Sauvignon grape to excel.
garnet color and a nose of black cherry and plums. Full bodied in the
mouth with blackberry fruit complemented with new American oak, this
wine can be enjoyed now or aged for the next several years. This wine is
truly value priced for its strength of appellation, and another in a
line of truly great values.