Dense dark ruby colored. The nose is a landscape of fresh berry fruit in the wild. You can almost smell the sun-drenched leaves and ripe dark berries in all their glory. At five years from vintage its rich structure, cherry/ berry robustness of its fruit and earthy-humus minerality underneath has integrated beautifully. This is a big wine for big flavored dishes and is my choice for steak.
https://vimeo.com/429135235. Freedom Hill 2015 Pinot Noir Tasting with Winemaker Mark.
Freedom Hill is located in the foothills of the coast range 10 miles southwest of Salem, Oregon. The Chardonnay blocks have a southeast exposure at an elevation of 425’ and benefit from heat rising off the valley floor. Hills to the east protect the vines from strong coastal winds. The vines were planted in 1999 and 2006 with Dijon clones 76 and 548 on well-drained silty clay loam.
The summer of 2015 started off with intense heat that faded off into a very warm and sunny season. Harvest began early with us first picking fruit on September 2 in cooler conditions. Yields were about 15% higher than normal and fruit was as perfect as I have seen. We continued to harvest throughout September and finished by the end of the month. The balance of flavor, tannin, acid, and sugar were as perfect as I have seen in 29 years. I am excited to see how the wines develop.
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