Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay

9.031 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A family-owned winery founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena in the Napa Valley, the winery now farms about 375 acres of vines on 8 estate vineyards. Beautiful aromas of ripe stone fruits, citrus and honey. On the palate crisp ripe apple and pear flavors with lemon zest nicely balanced acidity. Lingering finish ending with creamy oak.

A family-owned winery founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena in the Napa Valley, the winery now farms about 375 acres of vines on 8 estate vineyards. Beautiful aromas of ripe stone fruits, citrus and honey. On the palate crisp ripe apple and pear flavors with lemon zest nicely balanced acidity. Lingering finish ending with creamy oak.

Jun 24th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

It's a lot of green apple, lemon, lime, butter & buttered popcorn, overripe pineapple, honey, a little too high on the acid, good chalk & minerality. It also handled the brine in the turkey just as well I thought it would.

It's a lot of green apple, lemon, lime, butter & buttered popcorn, overripe pineapple, honey, a little too high on the acid, good chalk & minerality. It also handled the brine in the turkey just as well I thought it would.

Nov 25th, 2016
Michael Herzog

Classic California style. Nice wine, maybe a little too buttery for my tastes, but still definitely enjoyable. It's a well made wine.

Classic California style. Nice wine, maybe a little too buttery for my tastes, but still definitely enjoyable. It's a well made wine.

Dec 16th, 2015
R. Addison Wehrfritz

Something a little off with the flavor profile, odd after taste. Will have to try again to rule out bottle variation.

Something a little off with the flavor profile, odd after taste. Will have to try again to rule out bottle variation.

Sep 13th, 2015
Jeroen Koenen

Surprisingly elegant and almost Chablis-like...
Very very nice...!

Surprisingly elegant and almost Chablis-like...
Very very nice...!

Apr 2nd, 2017
Chelsea Bressers

Fun friend day at Soldi

Fun friend day at Soldi

Dec 10th, 2016
John Van Trijp

Nice Classic chardonnay

Nice Classic chardonnay

Dec 2nd, 2016
Diane Kessler

Lightweight and easy to enjoy. None of that heavy oakiness that is so prevalent in many California Chardonnays.

Lightweight and easy to enjoy. None of that heavy oakiness that is so prevalent in many California Chardonnays.

Oct 3rd, 2016
Katie Gibbs

Crisp

Crisp

Apr 15th, 2016
Todd Shannon

Toasty bright and complex.

Toasty bright and complex.

Mar 23rd, 2016