The Dichotomy Pinot Noir from Friedeman Wines continues to be one of our best-selling products, and they seem to get even better with each vintage. Like the others before it, this wine has firm tannins, a silky mouthfeel, and just enough acid to make for the perfect balance. A terrific representation of Pinot Noir, it is versatile for a wide range of occasions and a perfect example of why relatively new winemaker, Brooks Friedeman, is already receiving very impressive critical acclaim. 250 cases produced.
Friedeman Wines is a micro-producer of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
I was introduced to Brooks & Jessica Friedeman by a neighbor in the Chicago suburb in which I live. Originally from the Chicago area themselves, the Friedemans' story behind their foray into winemaking epitomizes those we had in mind when we started Winestyr. Their first production, only 200 cases a handful of years ago, took place more or less out of a garage, and was so well received that it sold out to local residents before it could even be introduced to the outside public. They've since produced several more vintages, each a slightly larger production than the last (though still very small productions), and have continued to grow their craft business organically. We absolutely love their wines and have enjoyed getting to know the Friedemans as well. This is the winery you want to hear about on a trip to wine country - the one only the locals know about and love because of its great product and fantastic people.More from this winery
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