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Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley United States 2009

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2009 vintage red Wine by Freeman from California, USA

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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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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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Editorial Reviews for Freeman Pinot Noir Russian River Valley United States

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,885
3.50 5
11/19/2012

Really lovely. A rush of herbs, sweet/tart red berry fruits, gently creamy oak notes and a mist of cola throughout. This has a light spicy aspect to the aromas but they are just so complex and lively that it doesn't seem to be too obvious. The palate is a bit of a let down after the fantastic nose. Smooth and seductive, it's got a lovely texture. In truth, there's plenty of nice burnished cherry fruit with a hint of peachiness, but the complex notes of herbs and even the oak accents seem to stay deep in the background.There's a tactile sense of wood tannin on the palate but it's covered by a sweet yet somehow rather bland body. I have to assume this is just in a weird phase today. The finish shows more oak and spice with good length and fruit that does pop out on the back end with cherry/cranberry and rhubarb. Easy to drink but today about 89pts (mostly for the nose and balance).



2009 vintage red Wine by Freeman from California, USA

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