WE 94 WA (91-94) AG (91-93) IWC 92 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - Made from estate-grown fruit near the chilly Sonoma Coast town of Freestone, this is a fully layered wine, expertly balanced in acidity yet offering plenty of full-figured mouthfeel and viscous pleasure. It delivers an electric mix of Meyer lemon, minerals and brioche, and will please a diverse range of palates. Cellar Selection!
According to Robert Parker - The 2012 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard saw slightly less new oak, but achieved the same level of alcohol as the 2011, 13.5%. More tropical in nature, it is a juicy white displaying notes of pineapples, apricot marmalade, wet gravel and a hint of honeyed citrus. With crisp acids, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a long finish, it can be drunk over the next 5-6 years.
According to Antonio Galloni - The 2012 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard impresses for its cut, energy and tension. Lemon, white flowers, mint and crushed rocks are all very much alive in a wine that impresses for its vivid flavors and pure sense of mineral drive. I tasted the 2012 from tank just prior to bottling.
According to International Wine Cellar - Inviting aromas of musky orange oil and hazelnutty, sulfidey lees. Savory and aromatic in the mouth, with vibrant acidity giving shape to the viscous mid-palate. Peach and spice flavors are complicated by minerals and earth. Finishes strong and perfumed. An excellent showing.
According to Wine Spectator - Features a tight mix of tropical fruit cocktail flavors, with pineapple, guava and citrusy lemon notes that are clean and juicy.
Tasting Notes - The 2012 Chardonnay opens with stone fruit, fragrant white flower, crushed rock and lemon zest aromas. Nicely balanced with a creamy texture and lush mouthfeel, the Meyer lemon crème brûlé, apricot and nutty toasted brioche flavors culminate in a long, opulent finish marked by sweet fruit and citrus. 100% Chardonnay. 14% ABV. Rated 90+
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Varietal/Type Chardonnay gtin 185983000169 Brand Joseph Phelps Vineyards Size No Rating No
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