2016 Freeman, Sonoma Pinot Noir Yu Ki

2016 Freeman, Sonoma Pinot Noir Yu Ki

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Tasting Notes

Critics Score: 96

Publication: James Suckling

From an elevated (1000 ft.) coastal site, this is a super fine, fragrant and finely detailed pinot that has plenty of red cherries and strawberries with wild herbs and fresh, red-rose perfume. Really striking. The palate has ultra-fine, layered and elegant tannins that deliver a superbly focused, fine, red-fruit impression with clarity, length and freshness. This is great pinot noir. Drink or hold.

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2016 Freeman, Sonoma Pinot Noir Yu Ki

The initial impression is of intense floral aromas but as it unfolds, the rose petals give way  to layers of blood orange, yuzu, fresh ginger and soy. The complex palate exhibits mouth watering acidity, fine tannins and subtle weight. There’s an unobtrusive kiss of oak, which marries well. It’s fresh, lifted and pure, with an unforced elegance. Appealing flavours of red and black cherry fill the mid-palate, with a succulent and long cassis finish. Definitely more Burgundian than New World in character, it tends towards the style of a 1er Cru Nuits St Georges. Irresistible now, it has the backbone and stuffing to evolve a good 10-12 years or more.
Simon Quinn, VinQuinn

Winery Notes:

Set above the town of Occidental, Yu-ki Estate is located just five miles from the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1,000 feet. We purchased this remarkable site in 2007 and named it for Akiko’s nephew in Japan. One translation of Yu-ki is “big tree,” which is a fitting name for a property surrounded by old-growth redwoods. We planted the estate with our favorite heritage and Dijon Pinot Noir clones, and to preserve the property’s majestic redwoods, we donated 22 acres to the Bodega Land Trust.