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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Freeman Russian River Pinot Noir 2007
Freeman Russian River Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 104528)
PinotReport rating: 94 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $38.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 PinotReport rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is without a doubt the most dark, complex and age-worthy expression of Freeman Russian River Valley Pinot Noir we have ever produced. Embodying the character of the monumental 2007 vintage (and not a shift in winemaking styles), this wine displays remarkable color that is significantly darker than past bottlings. The aroma offers an intriguing nose of earth, tar and oak, followed by a lush palate filled with an array of berry fruits. Though still slightly backwards at this early stage in its development, this sophisticated wine is drinking remarkably well at a young age. We are predicting a lifespan through 2014, and probably much longer.
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About Freeman :

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. Together the Freemans carefully selected vineyards from some of Russian Rive Valley and Sonoma Coasts acclaimed sites to create elegant and balanced wines. Their first vintage was in 2002 and since then, they have continued their blending philosophy and have added a single vineyard wine with Keefer Estate. In 2008, the Freemans planted vineyards at a site in Occidental called Freeman Ranch, which is dry-farmed and organic. They purchased the 50-acre site in 2007; and donated 24 acres of redwood forest to the Bodega Bay Land Trust with 16 acres planted to Pinot Noir for their estate.