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    Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2009
    Pinot Noir - Sonoma County, California

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    • JS95
    • V92
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 James Suckling, 92 Wine Enthusiast, 92 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 119267

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This complex and lively Pinot Noir exhibits aromas of juicy black cherry and balsamic reduction, hints of anise, cassis, dried tea leaves, sweet tobacco and savory, simmering curry spices all enveloped within Freestone's characteristic essence of tangerine zest. The offerings on the palate are both generous and lingering, with flavors of freshly ground allspice, sautêed Chanterelles and plump, red cherries. The earthiness is subtle yet captivating, and the finish is long and seamless. This Pinot Noir is rich, vibrant and has an energy that will keep it alive for many years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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.

    95 Points
    James Suckling

    Enormously ripe in cherries, raspberries, cranberries and dates, almost sweet, except that it’s totally dry, and the acidity is fresh and bright. A big, big wine that dazzles for sheer power, although it’s not especially subtle right now. That could change in the cellar. Give it a few years, and then a good decanting before service.

    92 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 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.

    92 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    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.
    Rating: 90(+?)

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Erin Mugavero (3/17/2013)
    Not at all your typical Pinot. If you love savory, dry reds, this one's for you. Rather sharp to the nose and taste when first opened, it needs a good half an hour to an hour to open up nicely. It is a deep, dark ruby in the glass. I smell dried herbs and tea on the nose with just a hint of tart plum, but don't be misled: there isn't much fruit to this wine. It is ultra dry with notes of fresh peppers and a finish tasting of iron. This wine is not child's play and is particularly edgy for a Pinot.
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    Master Blst (12/27/2012)
    This is what can be expected from fine Pinot. Mixed fruity flavor with aged but fresh taste of complexity.
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