Frazier 2009 Red Blend Memento

Memento was founded with the 2000 vintage when a Master of Wine tasted a blend of our best barrels at a trade only tasting in St. Helena and remarked that it was the best wine in the room. This noted individual tasted the wine and asked what the name of this wine was. At that point, it was only an assemblage of our best lots from the 2000 vintage and was never intended to make it into production, so we had no answer. After a little bit of persuasion and a lot of careful thought, we decided to introduce a reserve program into our line of wines and name it ‘Memento.’ This wine has hints of mocha, espresso and cinnamon lead to a rich, expressive core of dark red and black fruit. The 2009 boasts stunning depth and power. Suggestions of melted road tar and smoke add a rich, baritone dimension to the warm, resonant finish. This wine from Frazier is loaded with intensity and pure personality.” [+]