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Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyards

Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyards 2010

Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United StatesWow what a delicious, electric, California chardonnay. The Freestone spends 14 months in French oak - 55% new and 45% goes into two to three-year-old barrels that get a light or medium toast that you hardly notice. The entry is rich with a pure core of apple fruit, citrus, lees, vanilla, wet stone, spice and minerality. As fresh as it is the textures are creamy, round and sophisticated. An impressive white that will change the way you think about California chardonnay. Fresh grilled halibut is the ticket here.Tasted: 08 March 2013Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 69.00 speculative listing - Trialto Wine Group Producer: Joseph Phelps VineyardsDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
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Varietal: Chardonnay