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2016 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir "Freestone Vineyards"

Joseph Phelps 2016 Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir

Winery: Joseph Phelps

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Freestone Vineyards"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 3,015

KWG Score: 94 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: April 3, 2019

Wine Review: This bright red colored Pinot Noir from Joseph Phelps opens with a fragrant and inviting red raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, juicy and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum with notes of gentle oak. I also detected hints of pomegranate and a touch of cinnamon. The finish is dry and its tannins drift away nicely. I would pair this Pinot with a red beet and goat cheese salad. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This latest vintage of Pinot Noir has a pleasing bouquet of plum, black currant, baking spices and sweet vanilla. Fresh and focused with silky, textural layers of ripe raspberry, black cherry, dried herbs and tangerine peel culminating in a long, elegant finish.

Organic status: not organic

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