2013 Purple Hands Pinot Noir "Freedom Hill Vineyard"
Winery: Purple Hands
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Freedom Hill Vineyard"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley
State or country: OR
Cases produced: 400
KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: September 4, 2016
Wine Review: This is a Pinot Noir for those looking for a Bourgogne Rouge alternative. Produced by Cody Wright, son of infamous Ken Wright, in a style taken right out of the Burgundian Wine Bible. From the pour, you can tell this is not your typical domestic Pinot Noir. The color is similar to that of a raw ruby, showing the fact that this wine was bottled unfiltered and unfined. The nose is perfumed with notes of wild flowers, fresh and damp raspberries and tart cherries. The slightest hint of smoke eludes to barrel aging, but that is about as far as that note goes. The palate is where one recognizes that it is domestic. Although true to Pinot Noir in that it is light in body and flavor, it still shows its domestic roots by serving up ripe berry fruits up front. From blueberries to Bing cherries this wine is more fruit than terroir. The acidity is fresh and plentiful. This wine will do better with age so drink it 2018 to 2023. – Nicolay
Winemaker Notes: Purple Hands Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir displays notes of strawberry, red cola, mineral stone, rhubarb, black and red licorice, dried guava, dried mango, spicy black earth, salted white chocolate, and espresso.
Organic status: not organic
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