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Freeman Akiko's Cuvée

Freeman Akiko's Cuvée Wine Details

Description: For the second year in a row, Akiko's Cuvée is made from Akiko Freeman's seven favorite barrels in the winery. Ken, Akiko and winemaker Ed Kurtzman again unanimously preferred the cuvée (blend) of Akiko's barrels over all other blends that we put together. Since the wine comes mostly from the Meredith Estate Swan clone, it's not surprising the 2003 Akiko's Cuvée is filled with Burgundian Pinot spice in the nose and on the palate. It is a large-framed Pinot, like its sibling, the 2003 Sonoma Coast, yet at the same time it is a much more elegant wine. There is a softness to the Akiko's which should make it enjoyable soon after its release in 2005. The depth of its ripe fruit will help the 2003 Akiko's Cuvée age and evolve over the next 7-10 years.


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