Red

2010 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Pastorale Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • iamandyc wrote: (91 points)

    November 29, 2015 - A bit soft and sappy at first out of the bottle but firmed up and got more serious over time. Cherry fruit that is very pure and darkened over time. Light body that took on some weight with air. Not very complex but pleasurable.

  • WineHawkeye Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 11, 2015 - Very good. Round red fruit flavors. Lacking the acidity to bring full complexity and a lengthy finish. 90+

  • GA_Seattle Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 30, 2015 - Decanted 40 minutes. Dark purple color, wouldn't guess Pinot. Floral bouquet of honeysuckle, ripe golden cherries, raspberries. Palate of boysenberry, honeycomb, vanilla, finishing with earth notes. Medium plus acidity, well structured wine, but starting to reveal its greatness. Excellent wine, should continue to improve for at least 2-3 years.

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  • Wink Likes this wine: (92 points)

    October 17, 2014 - My last bottle of the '10 Pastorale Pinot. Excellent fruit intensity, varietal character, complexity, balance, and finesse. Wonderful Pinot.

  • dlcass Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 10, 2013 - very cherry; nice nose.

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  • By Gregory Walter
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joseph Phelps
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Pastorale Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 8 (1%)
  • In Cellars 358 (63%)
  • Consumed 204 (36%)

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