A delicate, exquisite wine from the Sonoma coast of the United States. Critically acclaimed by many expert wine-drinkers around the world. Check full review from Vivino here
2015 was a great year for quality in all of the vineyards where Freeman sources Pinot Noir. The size of the crop was far below yields of the previous three years, partially due to the drought, and also because of a cool weather spell in May, which came during the crucial ﬂowering period. The harvest was exceptionally early.
Akiko chose four vineyards to go into the 2015 Akiko’s Cuvée Pinot Noir, including Keefer, Pratt Sexton, Campbell, and our own Gloria. These sites represent almost the entire western Sonoma Coast appellation, from Keefer and Gloria in the southeast corner of the Green Valley area to Campbell in the northwest corner and Fort Ross-Seaview still further north.
It can take nearly an hour in the glass before the 2015 vintage of Akiko’s Cuvée starts to unwind and reveal what lies in store, which is typical for this wine. Even the very ripe character of the early-harvested 2015 vintage did not aﬀect the way Akiko came up with her blend, as she consistently prefers the more subtle barrels over the showy ones. The fragrance and complexity of this wine is unparalleled among our six 2015 Pinot Noirs. This wine should be cellared until 2018 and will last through 2028.
Country of origin: Sonoma Coast, United States