Jeb Dunnuck 94
"The 2018 Lady Of The Dead is an interesting multiple appellation blend that’s 73% from Napa Valley and 27% From Paso Robles. The blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, and the rest a mix of Petite Sirah, Carignan, Mourvèdre, and Graciano. Loads of jammy blackberry and cassis fruits as well as incense, flowers, and peppery herbs emerge from this full-bodied, pure, straight-up delicious red. Drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years, possibly a decade." JD
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.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 92
"My perennial favorite label for Day of the Dead/Halloween, the 2018 Red Blend Lady of the Dead is composed of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah, 3% Carignan, 3% Mourvedre and 1% Graciano. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sails out of the glass with notions of warm cassis, wild blueberries and red roses plus hints of chocolate mint and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a great intensity of pure, bright black fruits with a refreshing backbone and soft tannins, finishing long and perfumed."
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Frias Family was founded in 1991, making them arguably the first bonded Mexican-American winery in Napa Valley.
They own 45 acres on Spring Mountain, of which only 13 acres of hillside vineyards are planted.
The vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Franc & Merlot.