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Friedeman Wines 2013 Dichotomy Pinot Noir

Friedeman Wines

2013 Pinot Noir
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Sonoma, CA


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Enjoy two very special Angel Bonus Offers when you purchase this wine by the case (12 bottles).

  1. A VIP Wine Tasting for four with Founders/Winemakers, Brooks and Jessica Friedeman.
  2. The 12th bottle in the case will be substituted with a bottle of single vineyard 2013 Lancel Creek Vineyard Pinot Noir. An award-winning wine, this site-specific Pinot received 93 by Wine Spectator, 92 Wine Enthusiast and  91 from Robert Parker, Jr.
Tasting Notes:

The "dichotomy" name stuck when founders Brooks and Jessica began to see the contradictions associated with the wine and their wine endeavors. The first vintage of Dichotomy Pinot Noir was made with grapes from two completely different locations, one warm and one very cool. On a personal level, the name also pays homage to its owners. Jessica prefers white wine and Brooks leans towards reds. One final personal contrast perfectly suits the wine's name. Both Brooks and Jessica entered their careers as white collar office professionals in a big city, but found their passion as farmers now residing in rural Sonoma County. We're glad they did!

Beautifully light and bright ruby red in the glass, this Pinot Noir opens with fresh Bing cherry aromas. The palate is a permutation of luscious red fruits and warm vanilla leading to currants, violets and oak. Delicate with balanced acidity throughout, the finish is long and lingering.

Tasting notes by Denise Cody, Chief Operating Officer
  • Grapes
    100% Pinot Noir
  • Region
    Vineyard sources: 50% Green Valley AVA and 50% Healdsburg
  • Production
    155 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Continues to improve and intensify by the month; hold 3+ years
Brooks Friedeman
About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:
4-5 day cold soak followed by native and inoculated fermentations with 3 punch-downs daily 
Aged for 11 months in ~25% new French oak, from Francois Freres and Damy
Racked only once prior to bottling
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
90 Points - Wine Spectator
Food Pairing Suggestions:
When a winemaker takes such care to make balanced wine with desirable acidity, it makes the food pairings all the better. Pair this wine with ham, bacon, duck, lamb, chicken and turkey. Also try meatier fish, lighter pasta dishes and vegetarian items such as white pizza for a delightful combination. Mushrooms and balsamic are great accompaniments. In addition, cheeses such as Edam, Gouda, Gruyere, light Cheddars and Chevre are excellent pairings. Fruit or nut based desserts should be considered.
About the Winery
Friedeman Wines Originally from the Windy City, the wine bug bit and soon after, Brooks and Jessica Friedeman set off for California to realize a dream of honing their winemaking skills first-hand. Focusing on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, their decision was based on a long-time passion for the varietals of Burgundy, France. Vineyard selections are crucial in their goal to make balanced wine with good acidity, so of course sourcing from the Western edge of the Russian River Valley is an ideal microclimate for these varietals. Learn more