2017 FRIAS Family SMD 750ml
Spring Mountain Estate
Filled with floral, candied fruit, baking spices, Morello cherry, leather, and smoked meats, the 2017 SMD brings many unfolding layers to the table. Bright and juicy on the front of the palate, the wine’s dense, bold body with structured tannins reveal complex notes of cedar, black cherry, tobacco leaf, and cassis leading to a vivacious finish.
All of the wines spent 21 months in French oak barrels and were bottled unfiltered. The wines show the best of their vibrancy in the first decade, while being able to age longer, and in the short-term benefit from being decanted to allow them to open up fully.