2018 Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard
Vinous - Josh Raynolds
Vivid garnet. Boysenberry, cherry liqueur, exotic spice and floral scents are energized by a building mineral quality. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated red and blue fruit, spicecake, lavender pastille and licorice flavors that turn livelier with air. Gently chewy tannins frame the long, juicy finish, where the floral and spice notes return.
- February 2022
International Wine Report - Joe D'Angelo
The 2018 Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir is a fantastic release from St. Innocent. The wine starts by showing off wonderful red fruit profile along with an earthy character with nuances of fresh sage, dark soil, dark berries and florals notes all connecting beautifully. The palate is elegant and extremely inviting, delivering delicious flavors of red berries, red currants, blood orange and dried herbal undertones which all continue to flow through beautifully into the long finish. This is already sensational, but it will ultimately benefit from a few years of cellaring and go on to drink marvelously for well for over a decade.
- May 2021