Chewy and jammy with lush plum, cinnamon, spicebox, and white pepper flavors. A little more fruit forward than previous versions, and arguably a bit extracted. but still enjoyable, still reliable. Should always be on hand as it’s always a crowd pleaser. — 3 days ago
Edged out Amici in the fact that this one is very bright and acidic from the top and keeps on developing. Bright, bright front of lemon and limestone. Middle is dense and almost has a tangerine, lemon, pineapple kind of line to it. Finish was less expressive and while the 14 Amici is weighted to the back, this is weighted to the front. This will continue to develop over the next 3 to 5 years. — 3 days ago
The nose reveals bright red floral fruits with blue fruit hues. Strawberries, bright dark cherries & cherries, dry cranberries, pomegranate and blueberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, dark rich soil, limestone minerals with blue and red florals.
The body is medium. Strawberries, bright dark cherries & cherries, dry cranberries, pomegranate, touch of plum, and blueberries. Vanilla, cinnamon stick, dark rich soil, limestone minerals with blue and red florals. The acidity is like a waterfall. The long finish still needs to flush out but is delicious and shows very good promise for a better score in 3-5 years.
Photos of; the Joseph Phelps Sonoma facility now just used for production and no longer open for visitors, the lounge area of Joseph Phelps Napa visitor center, Pastorale Pinot grapes and their Pastorale Pinot Vineyard. — 6 days ago
Color of mix of red and purple. Nose is plenty with vanilla, medicinal note, green pepper, ripe cherry, cherry jam, some strawberries, and savory spice. Taste is similar, with some more stuff: quite silky, round tannins, ripe sweet fruit, oak, tobacco leaves, with some flowering note. Aftertaste shows some more zest also. Done well. — 11 days ago
Dark coral pink in color, excellent clarity. Tutti-frutti and strawberry notes in nose. Light cherry flavor (later, cranberry and strawberry flavors emerge), lemon finish with moderate fine-grained skin tannin astringency. Creamy lemon and mineral aftertaste. Refreshingly dry, as advertised. Not terribly complicated or complex but well-made. Not just for Double Bubble chewing gum fans — 14 days ago
On the nose; green apple, buttered popcorn, pineapple, lime candy, lemon, cream, cream soda, honeysuckle, soft, delicate minerality, yellow lilies and jasmine.
The body is full, thick & waxy. Green apple, buttered popcorn, pineapple, lime candy, under ripe green melon, lemon, guava, touch of peach, cream, honeysuckle, soft, delicate chalkiness, grainy minerality, touch of saline, yellow lilies and jasmine. Nice round acidity and lush rich, elegant finish.
Photos of, the Joseph Phelps Sonoma facility now just used for production and no longer open for visitors, two Joseph Phelps Napa terrace views and JPV Pastorale Vineyard Chardonnay grapes. — 6 days ago