2010 Freestone Vineyards (Joseph Phelps) - Pinot Noir Pastorale Vineyard 750ml

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IWC 92   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

Good deep red-ruby. Raspberry, pepper and a hint of tobacco on the nose. Rounder and sweeter than the Quarter Moon, and a bit more red fruit in character, with spice and pepper notes lifting the middle palate and perking up the long aftertaste. Deep, seamless pinot noir with lovely balance.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 93
Author: flwine
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/17/2014
Drink Dates: 2013-2018
big nose of black fruits, currants and spice. Black cherry taste and a spiced undertone. Light cherry color. mild tannins.

Average rating: 93, based on 2 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

33 bottles owned by 21 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Pinot Noir


Notorious for its fickle growing patterns, Pinot Noir vines prefer long, cool growing conditions and tend to mutate easily, leaving behind numerous clones and inconsistent flavor profiles. Although it is one of the three major varieties used in Champagne production, Burgundy is the traditional home of Pinot Noir. The 30-mile stretch of hills known as the Cote d'Or is valued as the world's premier production area. Pinot Noir is planted all over the world. In the United States, Sonoma, the Russian River Valley, Carneros and the Willamette Valley produce top-notch wines from this variety. Other notable countries include New Zealand, Australia, and Chile. Typical descriptors for Pinot Noir include strawberry, raspberry, cherry, mushroom, and meaty notes.

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