2007 Freeman Winery Pinot Noir "Keefer Ranch"
Winery: Freeman Winery
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Keefer Ranch"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Russian River Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 440
KWG Score: 90.4 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: October 4, 2009
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Pinot was one of the offerings I recommend from a tasting of 2007 Russian River Pinots. It opens with an attractive spicy black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and gentle. The flavor profile is a pleasant blend of strawberry and raspberry. The finish is dry and its managed tannins linger and are nicely prolonged. Pair this food friendly Pinot with pan seared salmon. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: This beautiful, fruit-forward wine offers a subtle stylistic shift from the three previous vintages of Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir. On the nose, appealing aromas of black cherry and rhubarb dominate, as opposed to Keefer’s more signature floral elements. On the palate, it is noticeably softer in acidity than earlier Keefer bottlings. For those who prefer to pop and pour, rather than decant for several hours, this is a great chance to enjoy a Keefer Pinot in all its youthful glory. This said, we do anticipate the wine improving with a few years of bottle aging, so try a bottle now, and lay a few down for later.
Organic status: not organic
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