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2010 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast
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About 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.

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2010 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast

Producer: Joseph Phelps
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Origin: California
Region: Sonoma
Appellation: Sonoma Coast

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

Good medium red.  Pungent aromas of raspberry, smoke and spices.  Supple, sweet and rich, with plenty of early sex appeal to the red berry, spice and loam flavors.  Real California sweetness of fruit leavened by saline soil tones.  Tasty already.

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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