Availability: In stock
Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml
- Tasting Notes
Critics Score: 91
Publication: Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Drinking Dates: 2019-2026
The 2016 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) is soft, open-knit and very pretty, offering sweet red cherry, rose petal, mint and dried flowers. Silky tannins add to the wine's creamy, open-knit feel and inviting personality. Floral and savory notes reappear on the finish, adding lift. Vineyard sites are Yu-ki and Campbell Ranch. This is a fabulous appellation-level Pinot.
- Product Description
2017 Freeman, Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
This vintage marked the end of the ﬁve-year drought for the Sonoma Coast —and the rest of California’s appellations. While the winter of 2016–2017 brought mud slides and broken dams to some regions, North Coast vineyards beneﬁtted from the deep, soaking rains. Ideal spring and summer weather led us to believe we’d be back to “normal” timing with a late September harvest—something we hadn’t seen since 2012. However, two major heat waves at the end of August changed our picking dates dramatically, and we experienced our ﬁfth consecutive early vintage. Fortunately, Freeman was able to bring in everything within a three-week period, which enabled us to prevent the grapes from becoming overripe.