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Road Trip!!


Call us crazy, but we are gearing up for a road trip!  In a couple of weeks we are going to hit the road to head back to Napa Valley and our wine making adventure.  Even Bella “the vineyard dog” is calling shotgun.

We can’t wait to get back to Yountville and reconnect with our life of Frisson.  One of our greatest pleasures is visiting the vineyards to say hello to our grapes and watch their process from little green bunches to lush, intense clusters.  They hold such promise of things to come.  Enjoying the bright days, the cool nights and the passage of summer toward harvest is the highlight of our year.

Our recent visit to the Phoenix area with our Arizona distributor, Classico Wines, stirred our enthusiasm to explore the desert a bit more, so, off we go! Maybe we are either brave or foolish, but we are excited to do a bit of site seeing along the way.  Marfa, TX has always held some charm, and we can’t just drive that close to Carlsbad Caverns and the Grand Canyon without stopping. 


Shipping Special In Final Days.

The unfortunate effect of summer, though, is heat, and that affects shipping. We will soon be switching to our hot weather shipping rates so our $20 shipping special will expire.  How’s your inventory of Frisson? We are down to just a few cases of our Platinum rated 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.   It is drinking so fine, as is our current release, the 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  Magnums can be shipped for $25.

Br sure to get your order in ASAP, because once the temperature rises, so does shipping.

Visit our website, to order.


Nobody’s Ugly Duckling.

Perhaps you have heard about the challenges that Napa’s 2011 vintages faced, and we are very pleased to let you know that we came out way on top.  Our Frisson 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has been extremely well received, and so quickly, that we never got around to an official release party!  It expresses a beautiful profile of bright red fruit with black cherry notes from its Diamond Mountain origins, with the structure and complexity it inherits from its Howell Mountain attributes.

We love this review from Capital Gazette in the D.C. area

•Frisson Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 ($60). This is a very luxurious cabernet sauvignon with good complexity, layered fruit and rich texture. Forward dark berry fruit with notes of mocha and cassis.

This from Phoenix, wine reviewer Mark Nothaft on

• Frisson 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Calif. Save this one for a Friday or Saturday night, and pair with grilled beef. Thrilling dark berry fruit, espresso-chocolate and brown spice dances on your palate. Layers of complex flavor and supple tannins make this a thinking man's wine. $60


Summer loves Chardonnay.


Frisson’s 2012 Dutton Ranch Russian River Chardonnay is all grown up now, and is drinking so beautifully as to showcase its lovely balance of acid, fruit and minerality.   We learned that this serious, yet delicate, Gold Medal winner benefitted greatly from time in the bottle.  So, we plan to continue to hold the 2013 Dutton Ranch Russian River Chardonnay a bit longer so it has time to develop its own complex character.  Look for an early fall release.


Our much anticipated Single Vineyard Cabernets are almost ready for prime time.

We cannot begin to tell you how thrilled we are with our 2012 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and our 2012 Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon.  Both are incredible representations of their terroir, one from the slopes on the mountain top and the other from the Rutherford Bench on the Valley floor.  We will be sharing tasting notes over the summer, but for now we want to share this… they are stunning. They are everything we dreamed of when we started this wine adventure: wines that are elegant expressions of place at a price we don’t mind paying, and wine we absolutely LOVE to drink.  We are certain you will agree with us.


Watch for release plans and party invitation in the next few weeks. After the road trip!


Come see us if you are in Yountville this summer.  We’d love to share a little Frisson with you.







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Our 2012 Dutton Ranch Russian River Chardonnay earns a Gold Medal and more praise from the San Francisco Chronicle. It is drinking so beautifully now.

Thanks for the recognition!








Frisson now ships to Washington State.

We can ship directly to you if you live in Texas, California or Washington State.  Starting in June, we will be able to ship to Arizona, Maryland, Florida, Utah, Virginia, Montana and Ohio.






Frisson Wines

2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Seductive aromas of coffee, black currant and blueberry are laced together with hints of vanilla that drift onto the palate which dances with layers of complex flavor. Espresso chocolate, dark berry fruits and rich brown spice thrill you with delight. The wine is balanced with a dense yet supple tannin finish. Drink through 2019.

Frisson Wines


Frisson Wines
Napa, California 95476
Tel: 713-202-1050

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