2010 Joseph Phelps Pastorale Vineyard Estate Grown Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.5% alc., pH 3.39, TA 0.62, 210 cases, $75. From the best block of Chardonnay planted at the Pastorale Vineyard in Freestone. 100% malolactic fermentation. Aged 14 months in 67% new French oak barrels (50% in 500 Liter puncheons). · Light straw color and clear in the glass. Delicate aromas of lemon peel, lime, oak and chalk dust. Restrained, but alluring with very nice balance. Offers an appealing fusion of apple and citrus flavors with the slightest nutty oak in the background. This wine has an understated appeal that keeps the drinker exploring for nuance. Very good. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards
From article: Sips of Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines