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Premier Wine & Spirits USD 39.99 750ml

Freeman Chardonnay Russian River Valley Ryo-Fu 2004

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Pineapple and spice on the nose. Densely packed and fat with tropical fruit, toast and butterscotch. Not especially complex or long, but boasts good stuffing.

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Freeman Vineyard & Winery:
Freeman Vineyard & Winery is the fruition of a 20-year dream shared by Ken and Akiko Freeman to craft elegant cool climate California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in a sophisticated, Burgundian style. With a passion for fine wine and contemporary cooking’s wealth of exotic flavors, the Freemans strive to create wines with the depth and character to pair seamlessly with the abundance of modern, glo... Read more
Freeman Vineyard & Winery is the fruition of a 20-year dream shared by Ken and Akiko Freeman to craft elegant cool climate California Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in a sophisticated, Burgundian style. With a passion for fine wine and contemporary cooking’s wealth of exotic flavors, the Freemans strive to create wines with the depth and character to pair seamlessly with the abundance of modern, global cuisine. Believing in the vast potential of the Sonoma Coast to produce wines of complexity and refinement, after years of searching for the ideal site, the Freemans discovered a beautiful small winery in the picturesque Russian River Valley town of Sebastopol. Guided by the old winemaking adage that "wine is made in the vineyard,” the Freemans researched and visited over 200 individual vineyards, searching for hillside locations with coastal fog, Goldridge soil, proper clonal selection and stressed vines producing extremely low yields of nuanced fruit. The end result was Freeman Vineyard & Winery’s small portfolio of partner vineyards, including such renowned growers as Ted Klopp of Klopp Ranch, Marcy Keefer of Keefer Ranch, Charlie Heintz of Heintz Ranch and Dennis and Mary Black of Black Emerald Vineyard. Read less

External Reviews for Freeman Chardonnay Russian River Valley Ryo-Fu

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Pineapple and spice on the nose. Densely packed and fat with tropical fruit, toast and butterscotch. Not especially complex or long, but boasts good stuffing.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Bright, pale gold. Leesy aromas of soft citrus fruits, pineapple, smoke and hazelnut; showed oak char and iodine as it opened in the glass. Dusty, chewy, plump and dry, with flavors of pineapple, smoky oak and butter. A broad, airy wine with a creamy, tactile texture and good lingering sweetness.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

The wine exhibits deep aromas of tropical fruits such as papaya and pineapple. Has a fairly substantial mouthfeel with a lush, soft texture but it’s kept firm by crisp acidity. Elegant finish with hints of toasty oak and more of the tropical fruits.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The wine exhibits deep aromas of tropical fruits such as papaya and pineapple. Has a fairly substantial mouthfeel with a lush, soft texture but itandrsquo;s kept firm by crisp acidity. Elegant finish with hints of toasty oak and more of the tropical fruits.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

Located in the heart of the Russian River, Freeman set out to make elegant, burdundian style Chardonnays. The fruit for Ryo-Fu Chardonnay comes from two different vinyeard sites, a cooler Green Valley site and a warmer Russian River site. The blending of these has created a wine that has a rich, lush mouth feel with tropical fruit flavors in the nose, and a crisp acidity on the palate.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
10/31/2008

Located in the heart of the Russian River, Freeman sets out to make elegant, Burgundian Chardonnays in each vintage. The fruit for the Ryo-Fu Chardonnay comes from two different vineyard sites: a cooler Green Valley site and a warmer Russian River site. The "blend" (of 100% Chardonnay grapes) has a rich, lush mouthfeel with tropical fruit flavors in the nose and crisp acidity on the palate.



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