Coming from the Frias estate vineyard on Spring Mountain along with great fruit sources in Oakville and Yountville AVAs, this lush, silky 2018 Red is an incredible wine for its price and we highly recommend it. ‘Lady of the Dead’ is an homage to the Frias family’s heritage and refers to Mexico’s ‘Dias de las Muertos’, the multi-day holiday remembering family who have died. Comprised of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon with Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignan, Mourvedre and Graciano, this Napa Valle Red offers a mix of wild, brambly dark fruit, lavender, fig, plum, garrigue, and cardamom. The freshness of fruit and balance on the palate belies its full-bodied character yet shows an overall seamlessness and sweetness of fruit, good acidity, and spiciness that carries to a long finish.
In 1977, the Frias family purchased 100 acres in the iconic Spring Mountain District of Napa Valley. They planted just 5 acres in 1985 and launched FRIAS Family Vineyard with their first vintage in 1991. FRIAS now has only 13 acres of hillside vineyards planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. They source premium fruit from Oakville & Yountville AVAs.Second generation brothers Fernando and Manny Frias Jr. are at the helm of this artisanal family winery. Todd Heth has been their winemaker since 2004.