Red

2006 Freestone (Joseph Phelps) Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 70

  • RD59 Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 13, 2020 - Still plenty of fruit, cherry et raspberry nose. Better than expected, happy.

  • pcbelize wrote: 91 points

    March 3, 2019 - Broken cork. A fair amount of sediment, color ruby to brown. Powerful nose; leather, spicy, honey and cinnamon. More earthy than fruity. Palate of berries and cherries, some cinnamon and spice, fairly dry. Finish is a bit watery, has probably lost a bit of vibrance over the years.

  • short and confused wrote: 90 points

    November 26, 2018 - Way better than bottle consumed at the beginning of the month. Opened at the end of thanksgiving dinner as some guests were talking about phelps and I think his group made this wine. Fairly mature pinot but not dead like the last bottle. The previously dark fresh red fruit is giving way to more earthy notes. It does not have the elegance and complexity I hope for in old Burgundy but it was very nice to drink. One more left.

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  • short and confused wrote: 84 points

    November 2, 2018 - Now in free fall. Perfect cork. Fruit gone. Lots of acidity and little else. But still some what drinkable with dinner (pizza). 2 left. Maybe this was an aberration.

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  • DesMarteau Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 11, 2017 - OK...I've experience a lot of bottle variation...this one was singing from open to close. cranberry, blueberries integrated and in check with seawater, kiwi, a little cinnamon and decent acids...some of the others had missing fruit and complexity.

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  • Freestone and Sonoma Coast Vineyards, 8/27/2010 (link)

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  • By Gregory Walter
    Issue #57, 5/1/2009 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    December 2008 (link)

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  • By Allen Meadows
    4th Quarter, 2008, Issue #32 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    10/26/2008 (link) 88 points

    (Freestone (Joseph Phelps) Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Tart plum nose; tart, tangy cherry, plum and oak palate; medium finish 88+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Freestone (Joseph Phelps)
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast
  • UPC Code 010465520500

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 471 (43%)
  • Consumed 627 (57%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

brussel sprouts, cheese tray, shrimp and crab cake

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