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Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Keefer Ranch 2009

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Complex, tight, focused and expansive, with mineral-laced dark berry flavors unfolding gracefully. Full-bodied, maintaining its minerality on the finish. Drink now through 2020.www.winespectator.com

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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

Editorial Reviews for Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Keefer Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,906
4.50 5
11/18/2011

This just smells gorgeous, all classically pinot-y fruit, a little musk, some lovely damp forest floor notes, fresh cherries and raspberries, some smoke a hint of cola and a gentle lashing of softly ashy, charry wood. Rich and soft on entry, this has gentle tannins with excellent acidity that adds wonderful vibrance to the pure, elegant dark cherry fruit. There’s a touch of vanilla on the back end here but it just adds another nuance to the lovely finish. Really has some strong cherry fruit on the finish with a touch of espresso foam. 92pts


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Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
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3.50 5
11/21/2011

The aromatics are lovely - purple flowers, spicebox, black fruits. Great spice to balance out the fruit on the palate, with bitter earth notes to round it out. Flavors have a lot of room to develop.

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
06/30/2012

94 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12


External Reviews for Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Keefer Ranch

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/01/2011

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/03/2011

Bright red. Deeper and darker in character than the Sonoma Coast bottling, displaying black raspberry, cherry pit and sassafras aromas and flavors. Round and palate-coating, with very good depth and surprising back-end energy. Finishes smooth, sap... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2009 Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 750ml



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Complex, tight, focused and expansive, with mineral-laced dark berry flavors unfolding gracefully. Full-bodied, maintaining its minerality on the finish. Drink now through 2020.www.winespectator.com

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