The 2008 Freeman Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir is reminiscent of the soft and fruity 2007 version. There's a beautiful nose of rhubarb, black cherries, spicy oak and cola that seems to change every time you pick up the glass. On the palate, the texture is seductive with perfect acidity and very pleasant cranberry and cherry flavors. The finish is long with toasty oak and fruit. We anticipate the best drinking window to be from 2011 to 2015 for the '08 Freeman Keefer.
"So pale in color, it’s hard to believe it packs so much flavor. Stuns with the complexity of its cherries, raspberries and cola, with fantastically spicy notes. Hard to describe just how intricate it feels, changing by the second as the palate uncovers additional nuances. The vineyard, which is in Green Valley, is coveted among Pinot Noir winemakers. A very great Pinot Noir, defining silkiness and delicacy, and should age effortlessly for at least the next six years. "
"Bright red. Sexy, highly perfumed scents of fresh red berries, potpourri and Asian spices. Silky in texture and alluringly sweet, offering vivid red fruit and floral pastille flavors lifted by tangy minerality. A very pure and well-balanced wine that finishes with impressive clarity and sweet persistence."
International Wine Cellar
"Medium ruby color; deep, lush, juicy red cherry and earthy aromas; rich, ripe lush red cherry flavors with earthy notes; sliky texture; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich, ripe Pinot with some great earthy notes—pair it with a nice mushroom pasta or grilled chicken."