Joseph Phelps Vineyards Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013

$54.99

 94 Points Parker                          Fantastic new Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir release from the legendary Jospeh Phelps.  92 Points Robert Parker:  "Gorgeous dark red cherries, savory herbs, licorice and mint are woven together in the 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Freestone Vineyard. Intense and rich, the 2011 is surprisingly rich for the year. Wilder, gamier notes appear later, adding complexity on the inviting finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021...Once again, I came away deeply impressed with the wines I tasted from Joseph Phelps and their Freestone Vineyards range. These are without question some of the most polished wines being made in the Sonoma Coast today. The 2011s, all of which I tasted from barrel, are also highly promising. The Pinots are quite savory and Syrah-like in this vintage. It will be interesting to see how they develop over the coming year."

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Ratings on Delectable

Kellin Delectable Pro

Lavender and sage on the nose. Subtle barrel room aromas (yeasty, rain on concrete), luscious and chewy mouth feel. This is a Pinot to rival the best in Burgundy. Bing cherry, tobacco, teriyaki. A bit tight, and could probably use a couple more years in bottle; but I’m looking forward to the wait.

Lavender and sage on the nose. Subtle barrel room aromas (yeasty, rain on concrete), luscious and chewy mouth feel. This is a Pinot to rival the best in Burgundy. Bing cherry, tobacco, teriyaki. A bit tight, and could probably use a couple more years in bottle; but I’m looking forward to the wait.

9.5

Evan Shumway Delectable Pro

Very good. Bright, floral.

Very good. Bright, floral.

8.9

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Bright strawberries, cherries, dry pomegranate, steeped tea, spice, flower bouquet, dark minerality with a dry but bright fruit finish. Still fairly tight.

Bright strawberries, cherries, dry pomegranate, steeped tea, spice, flower bouquet, dark minerality with a dry but bright fruit finish. Still fairly tight.

8.8

Tobin Trevarthen Delectable Pro

Nice Pinot. Love the cool climate vineyard. Barnyard and big red berry profile.

Nice Pinot. Love the cool climate vineyard. Barnyard and big red berry profile.

9.1

Steve Schreiber

Nice and light with a descent touch of acid and mineral.

Nice and light with a descent touch of acid and mineral.

9.5

Mike Mendoza

2013

2013

9.1

James Knoblich

Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013

9.3

Joakim Andersson Delectable Pro

Meaty and juicy. A surprising amount of cedar on the nose. Acidity is high and there is a lot of cherry in there. More like Hansel than ABC.

Meaty and juicy. A surprising amount of cedar on the nose. Acidity is high and there is a lot of cherry in there. More like Hansel than ABC.

9.0

Juan Pablo Perez

La nariz con buenos aromas y un toque de spice. En la boca se nota la fruta, pero la acidez crea un buen balance. Rico. ( V Suarez)

La nariz con buenos aromas y un toque de spice. En la boca se nota la fruta, pero la acidez crea un buen balance. Rico. ( V Suarez)

9.0

Ming Liang

The nose is irresistible with that slight floral scent. Bright and vibrant with good body. Subtle minerality, and not as rusty as Oregon Pinot. The best California Pinot I've had in a while.

The nose is irresistible with that slight floral scent. Bright and vibrant with good body. Subtle minerality, and not as rusty as Oregon Pinot. The best California Pinot I've had in a while.

8.8

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