Walter Scott

Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.227 ratings
9.26 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
David Shaw

Purple red, medium pigment extraction, very good clarity. Barrel wood, cherry fruit leather notes in nose. Tart layered bing cherry flavor with length and slightly bitter seed tannin, mild skin astringency on finish. Good acidity and structure, lovely, well-defined contrasting skin tannin texture with rounded mouthfeel. Very nice wine, well balanced display of fruit and tannins. Age worthy, but drinkable enough now. Decant a couple of hours; you’ll be rewarded by greater depth and length of cherry flavor. A gift from my brother, for which I am indeed grateful.

Purple red, medium pigment extraction, very good clarity. Barrel wood, cherry fruit leather notes in nose. Tart layered bing cherry flavor with length and slightly bitter seed tannin, mild skin astringency on finish. Good acidity and structure, lovely, well-defined contrasting skin tannin texture with rounded mouthfeel. Very nice wine, well balanced display of fruit and tannins. Age worthy, but drinkable enough now. Decant a couple of hours; you’ll be rewarded by greater depth and length of cherry flavor. A gift from my brother, for which I am indeed grateful.

Oct 23rd, 2019
David L

16’ Walter Scott Freedom Hill -Black cherry, cherry, floral, earthiness. Bright acidity that needs a few years to calm down . Not quite as good as the 15 will be.

16’ Walter Scott Freedom Hill -Black cherry, cherry, floral, earthiness. Bright acidity that needs a few years to calm down . Not quite as good as the 15 will be.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2018
Chris MacLean

Stealth structure, good wood integration, plenty of fruit. Better in 3-5 years.

Stealth structure, good wood integration, plenty of fruit. Better in 3-5 years.

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2018
DCH
9.3

Lovin' Freedom Hill. This opened up big time after a couple hours.

Lovin' Freedom Hill. This opened up big time after a couple hours.

Jan 24th, 2018
Craig Williams

Ok, full disclosure: I collaborate with Erica and Ken of Walter Scott. This reminds me of Nuits St. Georges Les Boudots: red cherry, cranberry-spice aromas; with excellent grip and acid tension framing the strawberry-rhubarb flavors. Long finish. Impressive and a surprise to me as I’ve found the OR 14’s more approachable.

Ok, full disclosure: I collaborate with Erica and Ken of Walter Scott. This reminds me of Nuits St. Georges Les Boudots: red cherry, cranberry-spice aromas; with excellent grip and acid tension framing the strawberry-rhubarb flavors. Long finish. Impressive and a surprise to me as I’ve found the OR 14’s more approachable.

Nov 2nd, 2017
Craig Williams

A young Gevrey-Chambertin from Oregon. Love this.

A young Gevrey-Chambertin from Oregon. Love this.

Jul 15th, 2017
Charles Shoener

Nice, flavorful, easy drinking. Great every day wine.

Nice, flavorful, easy drinking. Great every day wine.

Jan 31st, 2017
Vic Petroff

Great, with a future.

Great, with a future.

Dec 6th, 2015
Matt Berkovitch

Sommelier Babbo

8.9

Matt had this 3 years ago

Matt had this 3 years ago

Jul 18th, 2017
Erik McLaughlin

Vice President Seven Hills Winery

9.3

Erik had this 5 years ago

Erik had this 5 years ago

Feb 14th, 2016