2008 Freestone (Joseph Phelps) Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
Chardonnay - 750ML

  • CG 95
  • WS 93
  • WE 91

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CG 95
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, March 2011
Spry and sprightly tight and well-fruited so youthful that it could pass for a 2009 this wine is a bit of a challenge to enjoy in its current state and it takes a bit of time in the glass before starting to unfold and... Spry and sprightly tight and well-fruited so youthful that it could pass for a 2009 this wine is a bit of a challenge to enjoy in its current state and it takes a bit of time in the glass before starting to unfold and reveal its full potential. But unfold it does and it shows keenly focused green apple stony citrusy fruit tones and a carefully laid-on layer of rich oak. Like its exciting predecessor from 2007 this is a bottling is nowhere near ready for the table and we would counsel that it be laid away for two to four years of highly rewarding development.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
A stylish cool-climate Chardonnay intense crisp vibrant and concentrated with subtle citrus and pippin apple notes giving it a juicy sensation. Ends with slate and mineral notes that are firm and focused reverberating on... A stylish cool-climate Chardonnay intense crisp vibrant and concentrated with subtle citrus and pippin apple notes giving it a juicy sensation. Ends with slate and mineral notes that are firm and focused reverberating on the finish. Drink now through 2018. 800 cases made. -JL
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, March 2011
What's so nice about this Chardonnay is the way the dryness acidity and minerality combine with tropical fruit to make for a splendid Chablis-style California wine. It's a connoisseur's Chardonnay requiring some... What's so nice about this Chardonnay is the way the dryness acidity and minerality combine with tropical fruit to make for a splendid Chablis-style California wine. It's a connoisseur's Chardonnay requiring some understanding of structure. Don't drink it too cold; could even stand a brief decant at room temperature. S.H.
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Sonoma Coast
Vintage 2008