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Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Keefer Ranch 2010

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"Ripe, supple, deceptively complex and detailed, with vivid raspberry, black cherry and wild berry fruit that's long and persistent...93" WS 09/12

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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
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Editorial Reviews for Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Keefer Ranch

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,894
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,894
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/09/2010

This offers up particularly complex aromas from the glass, with hints of licorice, leather, violet, black berry and currants all rising from the glass. A moderately big wine on entry, this has bright acidity and very round if slightly austere tannins framing the black berry and cherry fruit of the mid-palate. The backend sees significant spice tones emerge and leads to a very aromatic, very long finish, which reveals a hint of vanilla that adds complexity to the long, deep, dark-fruited finish that ends with a wonderfully autumnal spiced cherry note. 91pts


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Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 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
20275912,195
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/30/2012

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


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/03/2011

Lighter, rather nondescript nose. On the palate, lush strawberry and a hint of blueberry. A pinot of delicate, pretty fruit flavors. Much more feminine style pinot. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/15/2010

Has an interesting bacon fat richness woven through o the mid palate.


Snooth User: asomeck1
82925233
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/27/2011

earthy, cherry, rich, full, plums


Snooth User: keisari
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 03/27/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: khakiwick
9404946
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/24/2011

Four glasses


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External Reviews for Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Keefer Ranch

External Review
Vintage: 2009 11/01/2011

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


External Review
Vintage: 2009 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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Vintage: 2006 10/06/2009

91 Points Stephen Tanzer:`Bright red color. Exotically perfumed bouquet of red berries cherry compote Asian spices and fresh rose with an emerging floral character that carries onto the palate. Broad flavors of raspberry cherry floral pastille and oak spices offer alluring sweetness. Finishes sweet and gentle with very good persistence.`


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Vintage: 2006 10/06/2009

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