2005 Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards

Vineyards for
2005 Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards
Vineyard
Pastorale Vineyard
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Location

Freestone area of the Sonoma Coast on the east side of the Bohemian Highway on the fringe of the Russian River Valley. The Pastorale Vineyard surrounds the winery and lies eight miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. This location benefits from the long, cool growing season which is strongly influenced by fog and other maritime influences.

Acreage & varietals

89 total acres, 55.5 planted to vines: 34.67 acres of Pinot Noir and 20.87 acres of Chardonnay.

Soil

Goldridge Series and sandy loam

History

The Phelps family and management team of Joseph Phelps Vineyards began developing 100 acres of vineyards near Freestone, CA in 1999 with the goal of producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Wines

Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards and Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Pastorale Vineyard
Joseph Phelps Chardonnay, Freestone Vineyards and Joseph Phelps Chardonnay, Pastorale Vineyard

Vineyard
Quarter Moon Vineyard
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Location

Freestone area of the Sonoma Coast on the west side of the Bohemian Highway. Quarter Moon Vineyard lies on a south-facing slope at an elevation of up to 500 feet, above the fog line and only 5 miles, as the crow flies, from the Pacific Ocean. Its elevation and proximity to the ocean provides good solar radiation during the growing season. Cool, coastal breezes help to dry out moisture in the air left from morning fog. Dramatic changes in elevation, including slopes of 2 to 50 percent, result in moderately well-drained soils, medium runoff and slow permeability.

Acreage & varietals

92 acres, 41 acres planted to Pinot Noir

Soil

Goldridge Series and sandy loam

History

The Phelps family and management team of Joseph Phelps Vineyards began developing 100 acres of vineyards near Freestone, CA in 1999 with the goal of producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Wines

Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards and Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Quarter Moon Vineyard