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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008
Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 111878)
PinotReport rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $45.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As it seems to be almost every year, the 2008 Freeman Sonoma Coast is the darkest, most powerful and largest-framed of our lineup of four Pinot Noirs. The nose is dominated by spicy, slow-ripening Pinot Noir aromas, with hints of violets and roses. Though somewhat similar on the palate to our '08 Russian River Valley bottling, the Sonoma Coast offers higher acidity and firmer tannins. We expect the '08 Sonoma Coast Pinot to be drinking extremely well by 2011, but it should age easily to 2018 and beyond.
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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.