Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017
Winemaker Notes :
The 2017 Pinot Noir opens with jammy red fruit and freshly picked strawberries followed by tangy Bing cherry, raspberry and baking spice notes. A balanced, youthfully focused wine that finishes with white pepper spice and hints of tangerine peel.
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
Wine EnthusiastThis expressive wine impresses in its expanse of savory tension and complexity, with accents of clove and cardomom. It is lightly styled on the palate and shows good integration of aok and polished tannins, filled out by the berry fruit core that offers length and breadth.
James SucklingLots of blueberries, blackberries and slate on the nose. Medium-bodied, integrated and tight. Refined and driven. Drink now or hold.
Wine AdvocateThe 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. 6,700 cases produced.
Wine SpectatorOffers floral hints in the aroma, with juicy red fruit flavors that are well-spiced. Humus and wet earth notes fill the finish. Drink now. 6,700 cases made.