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Freestone Pinot Noir 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2007 growing season was long and dry, yielding small berries with tremendous flavor and concentration. This wine has more depth and power than the 2006 Freestone Pinot Noir, along with the typical structure and elegance of the Sonoma Coast terroir. The wine exudes layers of sandalwood, anise, cassis and dried tea leaves. Its density lingers on the palate and offers flavors of plum, bing cherries, black tea and tobacco, while the finish provides the spicy and earthy characteristics that are typical of Freestone wines.

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Member Reviews for Freestone Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.00 5
07/28/2010

I love this. The initial oakiness goes away an hour after opening. What remains is a nice kick of alchol with a cherry core. Some nice Burgundian-esque terroir and some black tea on the finish. This is a well-made, lovely wine.


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
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3.50 5
07/27/2010

An impressive blend from three of Freestone's excellent cool-climate estate vineyards: Pasquale, Quarter Moon, Ferguson. Penetrating Pinot nose with dark cherry, pomegranate, charcoal, spice. Rich yet crisp and clean in the mouth, with an attractive fruity tartness. Treatment included aging in 60% new oak, but there are no intrusive oaky aromas or flavors. Appealingly "low" alcohol level and good balance.


Snooth User: MetalMD
8985322
4.50 5
11/27/2010

I loved this wine. It had good balance of red fruit and acidity. Didn't go too well with the braised short ribs, but they weren't that good. Flavors seemed to dissipate after a while in the glass, but that could have been the short ribs. Have some left over for tonight, so I'll see how it holds up. It was definitely worth $30.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,448
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/21/2008

Earthy, mellow pinot noir with good tannins and acidity. Great balance and long finish. Burgundy style of pinot that really appeals to my taste.


External Reviews for Freestone Pinot Noir

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Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

The parts haven’t fully come together yet in this ageable wine. It has mouthwatering acidity and vastly complex flavors, ranging from ripe heirloom tomatoes, cola, pomegranates and cranberries, to ripe cherries and red currants. With flavors of oak and some hard tannins, it’s a natural for the cellar. Hold for at least six years.


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Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

The 2011 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyard is a 3,400-case cuvee aged 13 months in 40% new French oak. The alcohol achieved a modest 13.5%. Made totally from Dijon clonal material, it exhibits notes of strawberries, raspberries, tobacco leaf and lavender. Nicely structured and medium-bodied with good density and fruit as well as a slightly compact finish, it can be consumed over the next 4–5 years.


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Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

Offering aromas of light sour cherry and crushed rock, this medium-weight, sleek and minerally version fades on the slightly clipped finish. Drink now through 2020.


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Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

Bright medium red. Red berries, pungent brown spices, black tea and flowers on the nose, accented by peppery herbs. At once ripe and dry, offering moderate depth and complexity but excellent energy to the red fruit and spice flavors. There are more than 3,300 cases of this very good entry-level pinot.


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Vintage: 2010 05/23/2013

Good medium red. Pungent aromas of raspberry, smoke and spices. Supple, sweet and rich, with plenty of early sex appeal to the red berry, spice and loam flavors. Real California sweetness of fruit leavened by saline soil tones. Tasty already.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - Freestone Pinot Noir 2007 - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Sonoma - Pinot Noir - 750 ml


External Review
06/21/2011

Napa Valley icon Joseph Phelps founded Freestone Vineyards in order to produce the best Pinot Noir he possibly could. In the cool Sonoma Coast appellation he found the ideal conditions for long slow grape development and rich intense flavors. Three estate vineyards are planted and all of the grapes for this 2007 are from the estate. 2007 also marked the completion of their all-new gravity-flow winery, so this lush '07 benefits from the delicate, minimal handling that this facility provides. A Cellar Selection and 91 point score were received from Wine Enthusiast Magazine and Steve Tanzer did them one better with a 92 point score saying "Good full red. Pungent herbs and spices lift blackberry and violet aromas. Juicy, ripe and spicy, with noteworthy energy to the red berry flavors. Nicely combines sweetness and grip, finishing long and bright, with suave tannins." Grab it now while it's ON SALE!!!


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Tasting Notes:

The 2007 growing season was long and dry, yielding small berries with tremendous flavor and concentration. This wine has more depth and power than the 2006 Freestone Pinot Noir, along with the typical structure and elegance of the Sonoma Coast terroir. The wine exudes layers of sandalwood, anise, cassis and dried tea leaves. Its density lingers on the palate and offers flavors of plum, bing cherries, black tea and tobacco, while the finish provides the spicy and earthy characteristics that are typical of Freestone wines.

The 2007 growing season was long and dry, yielding small berries with tremendous flavor and concentration. This wine has more depth and power than the 2006 Freestone Pinot Noir, along with the typical structure and elegance of the Sonoma Coast terroir. The wine exudes layers of sandalwood, anise, cassis and dried tea leaves. Its density lingers on the palate and offers flavors of plum, bing cherries, black tea and tobacco, while the finish provides the spicy and earthy characteristics that are typical of Freestone wines.

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Notes: 15 months in French Oak barrels (65% new and 35% two- to three-year-old)


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