Freestone – another of my unsung favorite producers. I fell in love with their tasting room and wines 3 years ago when I first visited. Everything about a Freestone experience is casual and relaxed, but first class. I am hoping to get out sometime again for a photo shoot and visit soon, but until then, take my word for it, and enjoy the relaxed drive to this gem.
I was lucky enough to receive a pre-release Media sample of this Pinot Noir. Its not been released to the public just yet, so this is a a teaser, but should be soon.
The 2009 Freestone is from the Estate Pastorale and Quarter Moon vineyards.
2009 Freestone Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast, Estate
On The Nose: A bouquet of red fruit and cranberry with lingering aroma of spice.
In The Mouth: A cornucopia of pleasant experiences for your palate. A bit young and tight when first opened, after a few minutes in the glass this beauty quickly becomes endearing. Give her a swirl. This Pinot Noir dances in the mouth with cherry, bright cranberry, hints of other red fruits, spice, and earth.
This wonderful Pinot Noir delivers in the front and mid palate, and doesn’t disappoint in the finish, as it lingers and teases, making you yearn for another taste.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended. 92 points. Buy. Drink. Ideally hold and cellar and extra bottle if you can – this Pinot Noir has acidity and structure to age and gain complexity, although I am not sure if i could leave it alone if in my cellar. $55. Media Sample.
Vinification Notes: 15 months in French oak barrels, 55% new, 45% two-three year old. Alcohol 13.5%.