The 2019 Lady of the Dead has a backbone of Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley supplemented by Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Graciano from premier vineyard sites in Paso Robles. The bouquet of this blend raises eyebrows. The complexity on the nose immediately showcases the quality and craftsmanship of the wine. It offers notes of violets & purple flowers, blue and black fruit, and a subtle hint of sweet oak, while deep underneath, there is a nuance of freshly tilled earth. Dark fruit flavors and cassis on the palate are highlighted by top notes of Bing cherry and a touch of savory smoked meat. Great acidity and polished tannin make this wine a real treat to drink.
LADY of the DEAD is a homage to the FRIAS heritage and family. This Cabernet-heavy blend is a serious step up from the debut release in intensity and quality. We start with a bouquet of red fruits, cinnamon and spice. The wine then coats the palate with notes of lush burgundy plums and blackberries. Concluding with balancing sweet tannins, this Lady is ready to be taken seriously.