VOLUME 10, ISSUE 2
December 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
2014 Pinot Noir All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Chardonnay All-Americans 2014 California & Oregon Value Priced Chardonnay All-Americans First Encounters of Noteworthy Pinot Noir Producers in 2014 Winery of Year: White Rose Estate Best Wine Quotes of 2014 Happy Holidays!
Established in 1998, Freja Cellars is a family operated vineyard and boutique winery producing Pinot Noir from estate grown grapes. The vineyard is located on a south facing slope of the Chehalem Mountains in the North Willamette Valley in Hillsboro, Oregon. Soils are Laurelwood type.
2003 Freja Cellars Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., $18. Freja was the Goddess of Love and Fertility for Burgundian 8th century settlers. Winemaker is Willy Gianopoles, who interestingly enough grew up in Woodstock, New York during the 1960s and 1970s. He bought property on a Chehalem Mountain hillside in the northern Willamette Valley in 1987. The estate vineyard was planted the next year to 2A (75%) and Pommard (25%) clones. Aged in a combination of Oregon, Hungarian and French oak (30% new). · The aromas are deep and fruity. On the palate, there are moderately intense flavors of red and black fruits, herbs and wet leaf. Bright acidity dances on the back end. Decent. Reviewed September 5, 2006
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