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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010
Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010
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Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2011 Connoisseurs' Guide 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 Joseph Phelps Vineyards:

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery committed to crafting world class, estate-grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena in the Napa Valley, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines on eight estate vineyards in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District, Carneros and South Napa Valley. In 1999, the Phelps family added 100 acres of vineyard property near the town of Freestone on the Sonoma Coast, where Phelps now grows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Phelps is best known for its flagship Napa Valley blend of red Bordeaux varietals, Insignia, first produced in 1974. Awarded Wine Spectator's "Wine of the Year" in 2005, Insignia is widely regarded as a qualitative benchmark for California winemaking.