"Bright cherry, cranberry, currant and sweet baking spice aromas leap from the glass followed by notes of blackberry, white pepper, cassis and rose petals. A rich, full mouth feel paves the way for concentrated raspberry, Bing cherry, allspice and vanilla flavors along with Freestone’s characteristic tangerine peel. Balanced acidity and tannins create an alluring Pinot Noir with a long, lush finish."
Accolades And Reveiws
92 Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
"Gorgeous dark red cherries, savory herbs, licorice and mint are woven together in the 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Freestone Vineyard. Intense and rich, the 2011 is surprisingly rich for the year. Wilder, gamier notes appear later, adding complexity on the inviting finish."
92 Points - International WIne Review
"The 2011 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir is a brilliant wine, offering a generous dosage of ripe red berries, cranberry, spices, floral, herbs and hints of smoke. This has a gorgeous rich texture balanced out beautifully by racy mouthwatering acidity that carries straight over onto the spicy finish that keeps pulling you back for another taste."
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
"The parts haven't fully come together yet in this age able wine. It has mouthwatering acidity and vastly complex flavors, ranging from ripe heirloom tomatoes, cola, pomegranates and cranberries, to ripe cherries and red currants. With flavors of oak and some hard tannins, it’s a natural for the cellar. Hold for at least six years."
Grape Composition :100% Pinot Noir from our Freestone Vineyards (59% Pastorale Vineyard and 41% Quarter Moon Vineyard).