Red

2012 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 65

  • TLT Likes this wine: 98 points

    January 20, 2022 - Drank in Jan 2022. Additional cellaring won’t make it better, but it was awesome with coffee-crusted tenderloin. Minerality, tannins, dark fruits, red fruits were in perfect harmony. Drank well before the food, too.

  • twain Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 24, 2021 - Have really loved these. 1 bottle left in my case and have been drinking for over 5 years. Warm, baked fruit nose with some earth buy no funk, just inviting. Palate is rich but not too full, some cedar, spice, red and black fruits. Will probably have my last this year too.

  • bavaur wrote: 91 points

    January 24, 2021 - Decanted for two hours but not sure we needed it because the aromas were pretty good straight out of the bottle. Deep, heady cola and red berries on the nose. Both carrying through to the palate with a little bit of blue fruit and spice in the mix too. Drinking nicely and very lively but I’m not sure this will improve.

  • ddingley Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 2, 2021 - Drinking very well right after popping cork. Equally well the next night after a pump. Smooth, nice fruit, touch of slate/pencil lead to add interest.

  • apspr wrote: 92 points

    November 27, 2020 - Beautiful Pinot, very characteristic of the coastal terroir. perfect for Thanksgiving

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #102, 3/15/2015 (link)

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  • By Elaine Chukan Brown
    1/23/2015 (link)

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  • Report 44: Wines of Sonoma County, 9/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    Jun-14, Issue #55 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/2/2014 (link) 91 points

    (Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards) Medium dark ruby color; baked cherry, talc, black cherry nose; ripe cherry, black cherry, blackberry palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/2/2014 (link) 91 points

    (Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards) Dark ruby color; baked cherry, tart raspberry puree nose; baked cherry, tart raspberry puree palate with good acidity; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joseph Phelps
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Freestone Vineyards
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast
  • UPC Code 010465520500

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,137 (35%)
  • Consumed 2,134 (65%)

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