David Noyes Wines
2009 Freestone Vineyard Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir •Freestone Vineyard
California: Sonoma County: Russian River Valley
Today’s Elite Operative Saturday wine is a premium wine - at a very budget-friendly price.
David Noyes has become one of our favorite winemakers. David was one of the first winemakers that Agent Red ever met and it was David that taught Agent Red so much about Russian River Pinot - so many years ago.
Today’s 2009 David Noyes Freestone Pinot Noir is a juicy, delicious, complex Pinot Noir that we absolutely love. We offer it to you, today with our heartiest recommendation. If you love great Russian River Pinot, you will not be disappointed.
A word on the vineyard: The Freestone vineyard, farmed by the Duttons, lies just off the Bohemian Highway at the very border of the Russian River, Green Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. Significant marine influence insures slow growth and late ripening - leading to some of the finest Pinot in the entire appellation.
Very dark and very pretty with deepest crimson hues through an even darker heart.
Very fresh on the nose with live aromas of pomegranate, Bing cherry juice, red licorice, raspberry and a very fine aroma of subtle fresh mint leaf.
Rich and dark, with concentrated red and black fruit of black cherry, blueberry, black currant and that meld with black tea leaf, subtle eucalyptus, subtle spice and flinty minerals.
Ultra long with dark fruit flavors that very gradually give way to earth, herbs, spice and lovely mineral
Roast duck in a balsamic cherry marinade.