2012 Freeman Akiko’s Cuvée Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Barrel sample. “First fully ripe vintage since 2003,” according to Ed. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Very fruity nose featuring well-ripened black cherries, black raspberries and plum reduction sauce. Probably the purest fruited nose of all the wines tasted here. The fruit flavors echo the nose, and show impressive richness, maturity and grip on the mid palate. There is plenty of spice to add interest. The finish just sails along. Needs time to fully show what it has but this should turn out to be an extraordinary wine. A Lolita that will easily last 15 years. Score: NR. Reviewed September 5, 2013

Winery: Freeman Vineyard & Winery
From article: Ten Year Vertical of Freeman Akiko’s Cuvée Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir