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May 1st, 2019

Robert Parker Wine Advocate Sonoma Report

We invite you to read the Robert Parker Wine Advocate reviews for our 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the just released 2017 Vintage Sonoma Report.

“Cheers to the triumphs the 2017 vintage has to offer.” - Erin Brooks

2017 Joseph Phelps Chardonnay, Freestone Vineyards
92+ points
, “Aged 13 months in 42% new French oak puncheons and barrels, the 2017 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard has an open nose of lush white peach, apricot, baked quince and poached pears with nuances of acacia blossom, wet stone and lemon zest. Medium-bodied, it’s very lively in the mouth with layers of citrus and stone fruit with mineral accents, framed by great tangy acidity, finishing long and clean.”

2017 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Freestone Vineyards
92+ points
, “The 2017 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyard was made using about 20% whole cluster and aged for 13 months in 34% new French oak. Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, it has a very open, gregarious nose of dried rose petals, potpourri, tree bark, red licorice and ripe red and black fruits with pretty spicy notes of cinnamon stick and clove. Light to medium-bodied, it has good layers of spicy, perfumed fruit in the mouth, with soft, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing long and spicy.”

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