“Lady of the Dead” is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, and an homage to the Frias family’s roots in Mexico. This red delivers a ton of pleasure for the price. It’s packed with dusty, chocolaty, vibrant and bright boysenberry fruit. Irresistible!
“Frias is making some of the most compelling wines in the valley. This is a bandwagon you don’t want to miss.” – Jeb Dunnuck Frias Family Vineyard is a multi-generational project on Spring Mountain spearheaded by Manny Frias, patriarch of a proud family from San Francisco. When Manny Frias first visited the Napa Valley, land was dirt cheap. So in 1977, he and his father purchased 100 acres and an old Victorian farmhouse on Spring Mountain. While maintaining a home, family and career in San Francisco, Manny also started to take classes on viticulture at the Napa Valley College, reading every book about winemaking and talking with every winemaker he met. In 1985, as a hobbyist, he planted a small vineyard on the property and created, just for fun, the unofficial first vintage in 1988. It’s a thrill to see how much critical acclaim the Frias family is getting these days. Why not mix up a case of these utterly juicy and delicious Cabernets, from a true American success story?