Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir

9.193 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The Phelps Pinot’s take awhile to come around. This 11 overachieves the vintage and has put on weight since I first tasted it at Phelps. Plenty of life ahead of this wine. I will wait another 2-4 years to open another. On the nose; dark cherries, cherries, blue fruits hues, dry cranberries plum and blackberries, limestone minerals, violets, red floral and red roses. The body is medium. The tannins silty/silky soft. The fruits are ripe & ruby. Sweet & sour dark cherries, cherries, pomegranate, blue fruits hues, dry cranberries plum, and blackberries. Silky volcanic minerals, limestone, cola with a touch of red vines, dark rich dry soil, hints of crushed rocks, fruit tea, violets, and red. Roses, beautiful rainfall acidity. The length, structure, length and balance are harmonious. The long, elegant, well polished finished lasts over a minute and is fruit and floral driven. @Compline...Master Sommelier Matt Stamps & Ryan Stetins new restaurant & retail shop downtown Napa. Food is very good & inexpensive. Good retail shop wines all $12-$48. Leave it to a Master Sommelier to find really good affordable wines. They have a bright future.

The Phelps Pinot’s take awhile to come around. This 11 overachieves the vintage and has put on weight since I first tasted it at Phelps. Plenty of life ahead of this wine. I will wait another 2-4 years to open another. On the nose; dark cherries, cherries, blue fruits hues, dry cranberries plum and blackberries, limestone minerals, violets, red floral and red roses. The body is medium. The tannins silty/silky soft. The fruits are ripe & ruby. Sweet & sour dark cherries, cherries, pomegranate, blue fruits hues, dry cranberries plum, and blackberries. Silky volcanic minerals, limestone, cola with a touch of red vines, dark rich dry soil, hints of crushed rocks, fruit tea, violets, and red. Roses, beautiful rainfall acidity. The length, structure, length and balance are harmonious. The long, elegant, well polished finished lasts over a minute and is fruit and floral driven. @Compline...Master Sommelier Matt Stamps & Ryan Stetins new restaurant & retail shop downtown Napa. Food is very good & inexpensive. Good retail shop wines all $12-$48. Leave it to a Master Sommelier to find really good affordable wines. They have a bright future.

Feb 17th, 2018
Michael P

Very looong Finish !!! Very Good Pinot Noir !!!

Very looong Finish !!! Very Good Pinot Noir !!!

3 people found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
WineMascot

Warm red fruit and pencil shavings, nice that there isn't too much oak on this.

Warm red fruit and pencil shavings, nice that there isn't too much oak on this.

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2018
Cory Fierro

Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir. Bright. Racy. Full of cherry flavors and a bit of cola with pomegranate sneaking in. This isn't a fruit bomb in any sense; it's complex and wonderful.

Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir. Bright. Racy. Full of cherry flavors and a bit of cola with pomegranate sneaking in. This isn't a fruit bomb in any sense; it's complex and wonderful.

Dec 4th, 2014
Steve Bachmann

Deep color, fruit forward with medium plus weight. A bit sweet but not overly so. Good Sonoma Coast example. Have had multiple times and a crowd pleaser.

Deep color, fruit forward with medium plus weight. A bit sweet but not overly so. Good Sonoma Coast example. Have had multiple times and a crowd pleaser.

Mar 1st, 2014
Alvaro Bustillos

Joseph phelps @napa
7/16
Alex y nana

Joseph phelps @napa
7/16
Alex y nana

May 21st, 2020
Kayle Stevens

It’s Brian’s birthday!!!!

It’s Brian’s birthday!!!!

Nov 18th, 2018
Marc Alciati

With Ki and Liz at Leo’s Oyster House.

With Ki and Liz at Leo’s Oyster House.

Dec 9th, 2017
Bella Metcalf

Enjoyed at wine Kitchen with Cory & Andrea

Enjoyed at wine Kitchen with Cory & Andrea

Jul 9th, 2016
Lauren Young

Great Pinot-2013 vintage

Great Pinot-2013 vintage

May 13th, 2016