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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Freestone Vineyards by Joseph Phelps Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010
Freestone Vineyards by Joseph Phelps Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010
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Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 93 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 92 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is a mix of the best selections from the estate plantings, including some heirloom selections that define its character and structure. 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.
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About Freestone Vineyards:

Founded in 1999 when the Joseph Phelps family and management team broke ground on more than 100 acres near the town of Freestone in the Sonoma Coast appellation with a goal of creating a winery to produce outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. At Freestone Vineyards, developing and applying biodynamic farming practices is an opportunity to fully express the regional characteristics of the soil, climate, and terrain within the context of what natures provides. Careful picking and sorting by hand encourages fresh and pure fruit expression.