2018 Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard
Region: Sonoma County
Cépage: Chardonnay (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 95 (RP); 95 (JD); 94 (JS)
" The 2018 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard, aged 13 months in 41% new French oak, takes its time on the nose, slowly opening to notes of saline, crushed nuts, lemon peel and quince. The palate is medium-bodied, juicy and very silky, its citrusy fruits opening to savory hints underneath, and it finishes very long and nuanced. Give it another couple years in bottle to gain in amplitude."
Erin Brooks (RP) - 09/20