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    Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2011
    Pinot Noir - Sonoma County, California

    Ratings

    • WE93
    • RP92
    Price: $55.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast, 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 Decanter, 91 Vinous / Antonio Galloni, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 124870

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Bright cherry, cranberry, currant and sweet baking spice aromas leap from the glass followed by notes of blackberry, white pepper, cassis and rose petals. A rich, full mouth feel paves the way for concentrated raspberry, Bing cherry, allspice and vanilla flavors along with Freestone's characteristic tangerine peel. Balanced acidity and tannins create an alluring Pinot Noir with a long, lush finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The parts haven’t fully come together yet in this ageable wine. It has mouthwatering acidity and vastly complex flavors, ranging from ripe heirloom tomatoes, cola, pomegranates and cranberries, to ripe cherries and red currants. With flavors of oak and some hard tannins, it’s a natural for the cellar.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Gorgeous dark red cherries, savory herbs, licorice and mint are woven together in the 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Freestone Vineyard. Intense and rich, the 2011 is surprisingly rich for the year. Wilder, gamier notes appear later, adding complexity on the inviting finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.
    Range: 90-92

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Fresh, vibrant, cherry nose. Good attack, intense and lively, quite oaky but lacy, poised and long.

    91 Points
    Decanter

    The 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Freestone Vineyard has shut down in bottle considerably. Today the tannins are quite firm and clenched. The flavors are bright and expressive, while the savory notes typical of the cool year are very much evident, particularly some of the gamier nuances that have always been a part of this wine. I would give the 2011 at least another few months in bottle to allow some of the structural components to integrate further.

    91 Points
    Vinous / Antonio Galloni

    Bright medium red. Red berries, pungent brown spices, black tea and flowers on the nose, accented by peppery herbs. At once ripe and dry, offering moderate depth and complexity but excellent energy to the red fruit and spice flavors. There are more than 3,300 cases of this very good entry-level pinot.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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