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2015 Joseph Phelps Chardonnay "Pastorale Vineyard"

Winery: Joseph Phelps

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Pastorale Vineyard"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Sonoma Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 96 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)

Review date: August 24, 2017

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from Joseph Phelps is Excellent! It opens with a light oak and pear bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and savory. The flavor profile is a delicious toasted oak infused Bosc pear and green apple blend. I also detected notes of butterscotch throughout. The finish is dry and its flavors linger and last for quite a while after the wine is gone. This Chard is ideal to enjoy on its own. With food I would pair it with sherry laced lobster bisque. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Opulent aromatics of white flower, citrus peel, toasted brioche and stone fruit highlight this latest vintage of Chardonnay from our Pastorale Vineyard. With a lush, round mouthfeel, creamy texture and bright acidity, this wine showcases ripe apricot, lemon custard and crushed rock mineral notes throughout the palate to the lingering spice and citrus finish.

Organic status: not organic

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