Mission Codename Drink between the lines
“I have always thought of Freeman as more of a Pinot producer, but her Chardonnays are brilliant…” – Vinous
Chardonnay lovers from California to Burgundy, assemble! Single vineyard Sonoma Coast brilliance is served today. At nearly 50% OFF!
This is a masterful rendition full of “gorgeous nuance and tons of class” as Vinous describes the Freeman style best. It borrows from the best the true Sonoma Coast has to offer - glowing with warm, ripe tropical fruits and the perfect kiss of oak. And takes a page from the top Grand Crus of Burgundy - tongue-tingling briskness, bright, with impeccable balance. Freeman focuses on small lots of cool-climate Pinot and Chardonnay. Production for each wine numbers in the low hundreds at best, and they’re mostly sold via their mailing list.
Mes Filles is a tiny vineyard near Sebastapol, perched above the fog line at the crown of a hill. Fine sandy soils provide excellent drainage, while long hours of sunlight and Pacific winds offer the perfect balance of warm and cool conditions. Only a few choice producers got access to this fruit - Alquimista (Greg LaFollette), One Acre (Michael Zardo), and Kanzler (Alex Kanzler). And you’ll pay twice as much for every one of those examples.
Clean, refined, and pure, this beauty has something for everyone. Silky soft texture! A gentle kiss of oak. Minerality and acidity! Of course, plenty of luscious fruit, with just-ripening pineapple, lemony citrus, Asian pear, and green apple. A hint of oak spice, a whisper of buttered toast. Such finesse from all sides!
And Vinous confirms that “2019 is a terrific vintage for Akiko and Ken Freeman. The wines are precise, subtle and full of character… Akiko Freeman’s light touch comes through nicely in wines that offer gorgeous nuance and tons of class.”
This stuff is really in a class by itself at our price. Do what you must and claim yours while it lasts!
What the Winery Says
2019 'Lines' Mes Filles Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
- Consulting Winemaker
- Ed Kurtzman
- Akiko Freeman
- 100% Chardonnay
- Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County
- Total acidity
- 6.8 g/L
- 12 months
- 100% French oak (25% new)