Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019
Following a relatively lengthy, cool, and rainy winter in 2019, the Sonoma Coast appellation experienced a delayed budbreak. May’s weather exhibited fluctuations during flowering and fruit set, resulting in a significantly lighter crop in 2019 compared to the abundant yield of the 2018 vintage. However, once June arrived, 2019’s conditions notably improved. By the time harvest approached, we witnessed back-to-back vintages of unparalleled quality, a feat not seen since 2002 and 2003. Both the 2018 and 2019 vintages are poised to achieve legendary status.
The 2019 Freeman Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir stands out among our six 2019 Pinots as the wine that benefits most from aeration. Upon opening, the aromas carry distinct earthiness, coupled with the cool climate reduction often encountered in Burgundy and Oregon wines. After spending several hours in a decanter, the vibrant berry fragrances characteristic of the Sonoma Coast region gradually unfold and harmonize splendidly with the more savory elements. The palate boasts an abundance of crisp, ripe fruit, accompanied by a striking acidity and supple tannins. The lingering finish extends endlessly, making this wine optimal for enjoyment between 2021 and 2030.