2009 Freeman Vineyard & Winery Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA, $48 (S) – Rating 95
A powerhouse Pinot Noir full of rich complexities and nuance. The wine comes alive in the glass with a nose of bright fruit, tobacco and leather. This full-bodied baby is layered with flavors of dark berry, dark cherry, rhubarb, plum, cocoa, leather highlighted by a hearty splash of spicebox and complimented by soft tannins with balanced acidity. A real treat from Freeman Vineyard.