Freeman Pinot Noir Akiko’s Cuvee 2021

SKU: 81159
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The 2021 Akiko’s Cuvée is one of the fruitiest and most approachable examples of “reserve” bottling that produced in years. The nose presents a blend of blackberries, black cherries, and rose water. Akiko’s has the highest acidity level of all of 2021 Pinots, yet it is balanced on the palate by firm tannins, abundant fruitiness, and French oak nuances. The finish goes on for several minutes with the acidity, fruit, and oak playing off of each other. Try the 2021 Akiko’s in 2024 and hold some in the cellar through 2035 or longer.

Type / Grade Wine | Red
Country America / USA
Grape Pinot Noir
Alcohol % 13.5%
Size 750ml

About Freeman

Freeman Vineyard & Winery was established by Ken Freeman and Akiko Freeman in 2001. They are bound by a shared passion for refined, cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Driven by the firm belief that California is capable of producing wines every bit as complex and compelling as those of Burgundy, they explored more than 300 properties before choosing a site on which to build their dream. Their search ultimately led them to western Sonoma County, with its steep hillside terrain and cooling ocean breezes. From the first vintage, the Freeman style went against convention. While others pushed the limits of ripeness, Akiko and consulting winemaker Ed Kurtzman sought balance and refinement. Today, the winery is defined by those same pursuits, with Akiko at the helm as winemaker, and Freeman is recognized internationally as one of California's most acclaimed small producers and a sole Japanese winery owner in California.