2014 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards
Pinot Noir - 750ML
  • W&S 92
  • WE 91
  • WA 90

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In Stock: 24+ btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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W&S 92
Wine & Spirits, October 2016
The Phelps family was one of the first to bring pinot noir to the cool hills around Freestone, when they planted on the site of an old dairy farm in 1999. Those vines grew a 2014 that smells delicious, like bay leaves and... The Phelps family was one of the first to bring pinot noir to the cool hills around Freestone, when they planted on the site of an old dairy farm in 1999. Those vines grew a 2014 that smells delicious, like bay leaves and crushed wild blackberries. The fruit has a spicy verve that holds out against the constricting grip of the oak—it’s a powerful coastal pinot noir to age for five years or more.
WE 91
, June 2017
Light and vibrantly high in integrated acidity, this wine is complex and savory, but white pepper is a constant. Along the nuanced layers are an earthy patch of wild strawberry and cardamom that persists elegantly on the... Light and vibrantly high in integrated acidity, this wine is complex and savory, but white pepper is a constant. Along the nuanced layers are an earthy patch of wild strawberry and cardamom that persists elegantly on the palate.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2014 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyard is a blend from Phelps’ Pastorale and Quarter Moon sites. Aged 14 months in 35% new French oak, and made from a bevy of Dijon clones as well as the Mt. Eden (believed to be from the... The 2014 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyard is a blend from Phelps’ Pastorale and Quarter Moon sites. Aged 14 months in 35% new French oak, and made from a bevy of Dijon clones as well as the Mt. Eden (believed to be from the Musigny vineyard), this is a big production cuvée of 11,600 cases. The wine has a dark ruby color and a big, sweet kiss of strawberries, raspberries, tart cherries and pomegranate as well as some loamy soil notes, followed by a juicy, medium-bodied mouthfeel and crisp, zesty finish. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
JJB 90
JJ Buckley, October 2016
This Sonoma Coast pinot exhibits a medium garnet hue. Upon opening, luscious and bold aromas of Bing cherry and pomegranate lead the way, with lots of Christmas spice and cedarwood on the fringes along with an... This Sonoma Coast pinot exhibits a medium garnet hue. Upon opening, luscious and bold aromas of Bing cherry and pomegranate lead the way, with lots of Christmas spice and cedarwood on the fringes along with an interesting trace of mandarin peel. On entry, the fruit is less dominant with the spice and woody notes in the forefront. This offers a lot of structure and gentle tannins with mouthwatering, but balanced acidity. While drinking well now, expect this to evolve nicely over the next 5 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2014
Percent alcohol 14.1%
Closure Cork

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.