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Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyards
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Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyards 2017

Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, United StatesThe 2017 harvest lasted 24 nights from mid September into early October. It’s estate-grown Freestone Vineyards fruit that spends 13 months in 42 percent new French oak puncheons and barrels, 58 percent first fill. It’s whole cluster pressed, barrel fermented and full malolactic fermentation. When compared with 2016, this wine is more electric, with a very bright entry of citrus drenched tropical fruit and underlying saline, flinty mineral notes. It was a warm year, yet this fresher style chardonnay has all the hallmarks of the next gen California chardonnay. Drink or hold.Tasted: 13 March 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 71.54 private wine shops, restaurants AB 75.03 private wine stores Producer: Joseph Phelps VineyardsDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
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Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 201129UPC: 010465530509