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February 25th, 2020

96 Point Chardonnay

96 Point Chardonnay

Jeb Dunnuck's recent Sonoma Report awarded our winery-exclusive Pastorale Vineyard Chardonnay 96 points. Congratulations to our Sonoma Coast winemaking and vineyard teams!

2017 Joseph Phelps Chardonnay, Pastorale Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
96 points,
The estate's single vineyard, the 2017 Chardonnay Pastorale Vineyard is a smaller production cuvée (940 cases) that spent 13 months in 60% new French oak. It offers more honeyed apples, melon, and caramelized citrus notes as well as a rich, textured yet still racy style on the palate. It's a beautiful, layered, deeper, richer effort.

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