Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018 750ml
SKU: 14637

Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2018

  • we96
  • jd93
  • v92
  • ws89


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Category Red Wine
Region California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast
Brand Joseph Phelps
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
The 2018 Pinot Noir highlights fragrant violet, rustic baking spices and cedar notes followed by juicy raspberry, black cherry and hints of red currant. Focused and youthful with a lifting acid length, black pepper spice and orange peel essence.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we96

From a majority of estate-grown grapes and percentage of grower fruit, this impressive wine is juicy, textured, layered and lengthy. With a cool-climate crispness at its foundation, it unfurls lovely flavors of dark plum, wild strawberry and orange peel, finishing in a touch of nutmeg.

September 1, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

Moving to the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards saw just a touch of stems (16%) and 13 months in 39% new French oak. Lots of mulled red and black fruits, flowery incense, a kiss of cola, and earth all emerge from this medium-bodied, rounded, brilliantly put together Pinot Noir. As seamless and gulpable as they come, it has light tannins, outstanding length, and is going to evolve for 7-8 years or more.

July 29, 2020
  • v92

The 2018 Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast) shows just how appealing the vintage is, even at the appellation level. Freshly cut roses, violet, crushed red berry and mint are all beautifully lifted in a weightless, gracious Pinot that is all finesse. There is a sense of translucence that is so alluring. The 2018 is pure and total class. This is the first vintage that incorporates a dollop of non-estate fruit, a practical decision taken to even out production from year to year in this site, which yields can vary widely according to vintage.

April 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

A savory style, with forest floor notes to the dried dark currant and blackberry flavors. Inky accents emerge on the slate- and spice-filled finish. Drink now through 2023.

October 15, 2020