Elegant and sophisticated, this wine takes a bit of coaxing to open up. Patience rewards with a nose of luscious ripe plums and dark berries with a sassafras twist. The color is a vivid shade of red. Supple on the palate, warm musk complements the deep fruit, with a tingle of cola on the end. Hints of rose petals taper to a lingering finish. A more detailed review about this wine and the winery is available here on Another Wine Blog.
WHO: Freeman Vineyard and Winery
WHAT: Akiko’s Cuvee Pinot Noir
WHERE: Sebastopol, California
HOW MUCH: $54 (Trade Sample)