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Date Printed: 4/23/2014
Freeman Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
Freeman Russian River Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 111877)
PinotReport rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/23/2014: $45.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 PinotReport rating: 94 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine follows very closely in the vein of the exceptional 2007 vintage Russian River Valley, and is another deeply colored Pinot, with a beautiful nose of ripe plums, blackberries and a touch of sweet oak. Firm tannins and moderate acidity surround and accentuate a very expansive mouthfeel. The abundance of ripe fruit on the palate is a testament to the great 2008 vintage. The '08 Freeman Russian River will take a few more years to reach ideal maturity—probably in 2013—and should prove very cellarworthy until at least 2018.
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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.