Fruit forward, lightly-oaked, medium body with fine tannins.
Named in honor of the two founders of the farm and the winery, both named Fred Johnson. Made largely from Estate-grown Chancellor grapes with the addition of ten percent Merlot.
The 2016 vintage was awarded 90 Points/GOLD/Exceptional & Best Buy by Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute, September 2018): "....An instantly appealing Chancellor that offers gobs of creamy oak flavor and luscious fruits."
According to the Beverage Testing Institute (January 2015), "Bright blue violet color. Aromas and flavors of boysenberry custard a la mode, cashew brittle, and chocolate with a silky, lively, fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, breezy finish with notes of strawberry preserves on nut toast, blood orange, leafy earth, and grape skins with fine tannins and light oak. A fun and easy-drinking red with attractive layers of flavor."
GOLD Medal: 2018 East Meets West Wine Competition