St Innocent Winery

Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.0131 ratings
9.033 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

I love the character of this vintage. Leaner and more focused than the 2014, which is also a remarkable wine. Violets, wild raspberry, black truffle, vanilla, star anise and a hint of dark chocolate. Excellent staying power with forceful but not blunt or overbearing tannins. Broad mouthfeel, yet buoyant acidity. Very, very delicious and expressive.

I love the character of this vintage. Leaner and more focused than the 2014, which is also a remarkable wine. Violets, wild raspberry, black truffle, vanilla, star anise and a hint of dark chocolate. Excellent staying power with forceful but not blunt or overbearing tannins. Broad mouthfeel, yet buoyant acidity. Very, very delicious and expressive.

Mar 17th, 2019
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.1

Rhubarb & Red Licorice

Rhubarb & Red Licorice

Sep 25th, 2017
Jordan Wardlaw

2014 vintage- another big boy Pinot Noir by Mark Vlossak. This one is especially tannic and youthful- plenty of baby fat and showing more new oak than most of the St. Innocent Pinot Noirs, though it’s a well-integrated 27%. Ripe and extracted, full-bodied Pinot Noir shaded towards the darker end of the fruit spectrum with black cherry leading the way. Although a bit angular and chunky today, this wine will age beautifully and certainly blossom within 5-7 years. Can’t wait to see this wine at its peak.

2014 vintage- another big boy Pinot Noir by Mark Vlossak. This one is especially tannic and youthful- plenty of baby fat and showing more new oak than most of the St. Innocent Pinot Noirs, though it’s a well-integrated 27%. Ripe and extracted, full-bodied Pinot Noir shaded towards the darker end of the fruit spectrum with black cherry leading the way. Although a bit angular and chunky today, this wine will age beautifully and certainly blossom within 5-7 years. Can’t wait to see this wine at its peak.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2018
Izek Jasper

I appreciate this expression of the vintage. A little lean for some, I'm sure. But I like the clarity, freshness, and fragrance here.

I appreciate this expression of the vintage. A little lean for some, I'm sure. But I like the clarity, freshness, and fragrance here.

Mar 31st, 2017
Scott Herrmann

Fresh raspberry, barrel spice, and clay minerality. Touch of fresh cut green grass. Light body and refreshing.

Fresh raspberry, barrel spice, and clay minerality. Touch of fresh cut green grass. Light body and refreshing.

Sep 5th, 2016
Alexandre Calvi

#opc2016 #redbus my favorite Pinot noir all day!

#opc2016 #redbus my favorite Pinot noir all day!

Jun 29th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Maybe disregard my previous note on this wine from a few nights ago. I went back on night four and it was much longer and more expressive. And great with pizza oddly enough.

Maybe disregard my previous note on this wine from a few nights ago. I went back on night four and it was much longer and more expressive. And great with pizza oddly enough.

Mar 25th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Very good but I'd like to see (my broken record wants) a bit more flavor depth, and a little less soft cherry on the close. Then again I'm getting greatness on the nose, so maybe this will improve.

Very good but I'd like to see (my broken record wants) a bit more flavor depth, and a little less soft cherry on the close. Then again I'm getting greatness on the nose, so maybe this will improve.

Mar 22nd, 2016
Adam Foster

Beverage Director Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop, Blue Coop Restaurant

8.9

Spicedwith barrel notes and phenolic notes. Needs more time. Fruit is there but cloaked in spice.

Spicedwith barrel notes and phenolic notes. Needs more time. Fruit is there but cloaked in spice.

Nov 4th, 2015
Bob Barry

General Manager Winebow

9.1

True Oregon PN all the way through.

True Oregon PN all the way through.

Feb 8th, 2015