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About Freestone (Joseph Phelps)
Joseph Phelps Vineyards was born out of owner Joseph Phelps's love for the Napa Valley, which he discovered while his construction firm was building a winery near St. Helena. Today, Joseph Phelps Vineyards produces several wines that are 100% estate grown, including the flagship Insignia, a lush, highly concentrated blend of Bordeaux varietals.
92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011
Bright medium yellow. Fresh peach and nectarine, apple, sexy brown spices, hazelnut, flowers and talc-y minerality on the nose and palate. Densely packed and spicy, with superb energy keeping the wine quite high-pitched in the mouth. Offers impressive intensity without weight. A burst of energy and an element of dusty stone support the strong fruit flavors on the long aftertaste. The 2008s?? were picked between 21.5 and 23 degrees Brix, noted winemaker Theresa Heredia, and were lightly acidified.