Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Pastorale Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.214 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

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.

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.

Oct 9th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

Fruits are ripe and bright. Big light and dark cherries, strawberries dry cranberries, pomegranate juice. Good sharp chalkiness and volcanic minerals.

Fruits are ripe and bright. Big light and dark cherries, strawberries dry cranberries, pomegranate juice. Good sharp chalkiness and volcanic minerals.

Nov 20th, 2016
Ned Gray Creed

Tart. Popping.not napping.

Tart. Popping.not napping.

Jun 6th, 2019
Cameron Etezadi

Cherry, pomegranate, and dried orange body notes. A little too spicy, this should rest a few years. Deep purple body fades to rose

Cherry, pomegranate, and dried orange body notes. A little too spicy, this should rest a few years. Deep purple body fades to rose

Sep 22nd, 2018
Mike Mayer

Fantastic ruby red color in the glass. Great nose of rose petals and spice. Flavors of red plum, pomegranate and dried cherries on the palate. A very nice finish with fruit and spice overtones. A nice wine.

Fantastic ruby red color in the glass. Great nose of rose petals and spice. Flavors of red plum, pomegranate and dried cherries on the palate. A very nice finish with fruit and spice overtones. A nice wine.

Feb 10th, 2018
Rob Mayes

Showing very nicely

Showing very nicely

Dec 4th, 2017
Emily Biskup

Scott and I enjoyed the three points from JP back to back. This is by far the most elegant. Yum earthy and thick fruit

Scott and I enjoyed the three points from JP back to back. This is by far the most elegant. Yum earthy and thick fruit

Aug 15th, 2017
Skip Smyser

Mellow and flavorful with out the heat of the Quarter Moon

Mellow and flavorful with out the heat of the Quarter Moon

Apr 13th, 2017
Mohit Rastogi

Smooth with some pepper and dark cherry

Smooth with some pepper and dark cherry

Oct 13th, 2017
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

9.0

Michael had this 4 years ago

Michael had this 4 years ago

Jan 12th, 2016