Facts of Note
First site for bud break
43% whole cluster
Last site to be picked
Dating back to the California Gold Rush, the quaint town of Freestone marks a significant time when Pinot Noir cuttings made their way to Sonoma County. Named after a quarry of sandstone in the area, the AVA is one of the most demanding growing regions. Boasting extremely cool weather, wind and rain alongside the relentless local wildlife, yields from these blocks are minimal but intense. Embracing the spirit of some of the first settlers; James McIntosh, James Dawson and James Black, we have accepted the challenge to produce Pinot Noir from this area that will stand the test of time.
Nose: Aromas of fennel, cinnamon and Herbs de Provence meld with notes of brambleberry pie and rose water perfume.
Mouth: Large, round tannins that draw across the palate.