2016 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.0% alc., 3,015 cases, $60. Estate grown. 51% Pastorale and 49% Quarter Moon vineyards. Aged 13 months in 38% new and 62% two-year-old French oak barrels. · Moderate dark garnet color in the glass. A melange of dark fruit aromas and oak-driven toast and tobacco. Mid weight in style, with flavors of purple and black fruits that flood the palate with goodness. A fruit-driven wine with silken tannins and a modest finish. Not particularly challenging but not every wine needs to be. Enjoy this wine for its beautiful fruit. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine had not surpassed its opening character and a little more oak infusion was evident. Score: 90. Reviewed June 9, 2018

Winery: Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards
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