Freedom Hill Pinot noir is a wine with structure, depth, and richness. The site is quite warm in the day which develops rich skin tannins. Because of it proximity to Oregon Coast range, the vineyard is quite cool at night, maintaining good acidity in the fruit. This combination of tannin and acidity produces a Pinot noir with great structure. Capturing that intensity and revealing the nuances of the terroir (clay-like earthiness, dried flowers, dark spices) without excess tannins is the key to making great Freedom Hill.
"Armed with a robust nose of deep dark cherries and spices, the 2002 Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard is an intense, masculine, muscular counterpoint to the feminine, graceful Seven Springs. Big, broad, chunky, and dense, its powerful personality conquers the palate with thick layers of black cherries. This medium to full-bodied wine will require patience."
The Wine Advocate