Joseph Phelps Vineyards 2010 "Freestone Vineyards" Sonoma Coast, Estate Grown Chardonnay

  • Year: 2010
  • Winery: Joseph Phelps Vineyards
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Region: Sonoma County
  • Retail Price: $60.00
  • Sale Price: $52.00

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Initial aromas fill the senses with stone fruit and honeysuckle followed by citrus zest, wet stone, vanilla and toasted brioche. With a rich, creamy texture cut by crisp acidity, this Chardonnay has great intensity with vibrant, concentrated citrus, lemongrass, peach, honey and lemon crème brûlée flavors. A full-bodied wine that is texturally complete with balanced minerality and a lingering finish.

94 points, Wine Enthusiast (Oct. 2012): "...minerally and brisk in mouthwatering  acidity, this has subtle yet rich flavors of tropical fruit...”

93 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Aug. 12): “...Tight but so very deep and keenly focused on minerals, wonderfully fresh, green-apple fruit and lovely oak spice, the wine is as long on finesse as it is on richness, and it is far from reaching its best..."

92-94 points, Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Feb.29, 2012):  “...Subtle hints of oak frame expressive white stone fruits, citrus and floral notes in this impeccable, layered Chardonnay...”

92 points, Wine Spectator Insider (May 23, 2012):   "Pure, clean and focused on snappy green apple...”

92 points, California Grapevine (October 2012):  "…Very highly recommended."

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