Details"Medium bodied Merlot with silky-soft tannins." A second label for Gallo Sonoma, Frei Brothers is intended for folks who pick up wine at the grocery and take it home for dinner that night. But something happened to it during the time it lay forgotten in my wine cabinet: it got a lot better. I pulled it out with several more expensive Merlots to taste alongside grilled pork loin chops. To my surprise, it blew the more expensive wines away.