Russian River Valley, Sonoma, CA
2013 Dichotomy Pinot Noir
Russian River Valley
The warehouse count was wrong and Brooks Friedeman discovered 20 cases of this wine tucked in a back corner. Cellar Angels members and charity partners are the lucky benefactors of the find. Order while you can.
Enjoy two very special Angel Bonus Offers when you purchase this wine by the case (12 bottles).
- A VIP Wine Tasting for four with Founders/Winemakers, Brooks and Jessica Friedeman.
- 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.
Friedeman Wines 2013 Dichotomy Pinot Noir
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
100% Pinot Noir
Continues to improve and intensify by the month; hold 3+ years
Vineyard sources: 50% Green Valley AVA and 50% Healdsburg
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
90 Points - Wine Spectator
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