96 Point Pinot Noir Release
The August issue of Wine Enthusiast awards the newly released 2017 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir 96 points & Editors' Choice.
2017 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards
96 Points & Editors' Choice
This expressive wine impresses in its expanse of savory tension and complexity, with accents of clove and cardamom. It is lightly styled on the palate and shows good integration of oak and polished tannins, filled out by the berry fruit core that offers length and breadth. Editors’ Choice. -VB
Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Quarter Moon Vineyard
Structured and lively in fresh acidity, this is an impressive wine from an impressive vintage, made from grapes grown in the foggy wilds of Freestone. Broad, baked fruit flavors of pomegranate, strawberry and orange peel give it additional brightness and length, complex within a soft-balanced frame of underlying delicacy. —V.B.