Wine Enthusiast Review
This tightly wound wine opens in the glass, with intense, bright acidity that wraps around herbal, minty undertones. Blackberry, raspberry and clove give it plenty of varietal classicism, but it's the strong earthy loam and forest floor that provide intrigue and elegance.
Wine Tasting Notes
Freestone is once again a standout for the vintage, showing gorgeous black cherry, black plum, thyme and clove on the nose, with the candied blackberry character likening to what Frambois is to raspberry. In the mouth, the wine is broody and dark spice with a lift of creamy red fruit. The juicy cherry/cranberry/blackberry has the perfect sweet/tart balance that we love, and the sweet, substantial tannins, solid structure, and nice acid extends the berry and toffee finish. As always, we love to just sip this wine on its own (who needs food when you have wine like this?), but it would also make an excellent accompaniment to hearty fish like tuna or salmon, as well as meats with a nice herbal rub, or an aged cheddar with a salty bite.