2009 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards
Pinot Noir - 750ML

  • JS 95
  • WA 92
  • IWC 90

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JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, June 2012
Intense purity of fruit with blackberries and dried lemon skin. Dark chocolate and coffee. Full body with a juicy chewy and ripe palate with green pepper and jalapeno. Lovely fruit too. This with pulled pork would be... Intense purity of fruit with blackberries and dried lemon skin. Dark chocolate and coffee. Full body with a juicy chewy and ripe palate with green pepper and jalapeno. Lovely fruit too. This with pulled pork would be mind-blowing. Drink or hold.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
he 2009 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards bursts from the glass with an exciting array of sweet black cherries herbs dried flowers licorice and tar all supported by lively minerality. This focused beautifully delineated... he 2009 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards bursts from the glass with an exciting array of sweet black cherries herbs dried flowers licorice and tar all supported by lively minerality. This focused beautifully delineated Pinot is first-class all the way. The Freestone bottling is 53% Pastorale Vineyard and 47% Quarter Moon Vineyard. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
Good full red. Perfumed high-toned aromas of red and dark berries pungent spicy oak and flowers. Youthfully tight and not showing its flesh today with a peppery quality contributing to the wine's juiciness and impression... Good full red. Perfumed high-toned aromas of red and dark berries pungent spicy oak and flowers. Youthfully tight and not showing its flesh today with a peppery quality contributing to the wine's juiciness and impression of structure. Still a bit edgy on the finish and in need of another year or two of bottle aging.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Sub-appellation Sonoma Coast
Vintage 2009

Winery

Joseph Phelps

In the late 1960’s, Joseph Phelps, a successful construction company owner from Colorado, came to the Napa Valley to build a winery for Souverain (now Rutherford Hill). Like many others, he fell in love with the region and the industry and in 1974, he completed construction on his own eponymously named Joseph Phelps Winery, just in time to harvest the first vintages of Syrah and Insignia. Four decades later, Phelps Insignia is recognized as one of the world’s great and most highly-rated wines.

Over the years, the goal of becoming 100% estate grown resulted in carefully planned acquisitions of prime vineyards in the Napa Valley. Since 2004, all Phelps wines are made from estate-grown fruit, including Phelps Insignia, the estate labeled Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier, the Oakville single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Backus’, Eisrebe, a dessert wine made from the Scheurebe grape, and Syrah from the Larry Hyde & Sons Vineyard.

Joe Phelps also had a life-long love affair with the wines of Burgundy and a desire to craft wines in that style. He found the ideal spot for the perfect combination of climate, soil and location in Freestone, in the Sonoma Coast AVA. In 1999, he began developing 100 acres of vineyards just outside of Freestone and in 2005, construction began on a new winery. Today, 80 acres of Pinot Noir and 20 acres of Chardonnay produce remarkable estate-grown wines bearing the Joseph Phelps name under the Freestone label.