Softer and prettier than other Freedom Hills, the 2004 has red and black cherry aromas with some dusty spice and earthy notes. Red fruits on the palate and its signature clay-like earthiness, it finishes with soft ripe tannins and a touch of smoky oak. Perfect for that Porterhouse or T-bone. Open at least one hour before drinking. Given the stress in the vineyard, I would suggest watching for early maturity and recommend drinking in the first five years.