2008 Pinot Noir, Pastorale Vineyard

Publication
The Wine Enthusiast
Author
Steve Heimoff
Date
March 2011
Award
93 Points
Review

Another terrific wine from this vineyard, following the superb '07. May be a bit less flamboyant, but with better structure, and equally ageable. Dry and full bodied and fairly tannic, it shows powerful cherry and raspberry fruit, smoked meat, sautéed wild mushroom and sandalwood flavors, liberally spiced. Drinkable now, and should develop through 2014, at least.

Publication
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Author
Charles Olken
Date
February 2011
Award
91 Points, 2 Stars
Review

"... this very generously filled and beautifully oaked effort is a serious wine that is built for aging. Freestone is emerging as an important player in California Pinot Noir..."