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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009
Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 111879)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $39.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 PinotReport rating: 91 points
2007 PinotReport rating: 93 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

#22 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2011

As is typical of our Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, the 2009 vintage is quite reserved in its youth—though already hinting at its inherent complexity and exceptional aging potential. After a good swirl, or a quick decant, the shy nose of gravelly earth, mushrooms, perfume and mint starts to emerge. On the palate, there's a mouthful of deep fruit that lasts long into the finish and is rounded out by subtle hints of French oak. We anticipate the '09 Sonoma Coast Pinot to start to open up by early 2012 and last right through the decade to 2020.

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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.