Freedom Run Winery 2015 Estate Pinot Noir

91 points

Bright cherry aromas are accented by notes of brown spice, leather and earthy tobacco.

This is a very young wine with many years ahead of it. Impactful and concentrated, the tannins are a bit youthful and apparent, but the ripe, juicy fruit still shines with an earthy edge with additional hints of cola and blood orange.

Producer: Freedom Run Winery
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
 Niagara Escarpment AVA
Vineyards: 60% Quast Vineyard, 15% Stone House Vineyard, 13% Nana Jean Vineyard, 12% Rosie’s Garden Vineyard
Oak Program: Assorted neutral and new French Oak (mostly second use) for 12 months
ABV: 12.5%
Price: $25

* Review sample provided by the winery


About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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