2010 Chardonnay, Freestone Vineyards

Publication
The Wine Spectator Insider
Author
James Laube
Date
May 23, 2012
Award
92 Points
Review

Pure, clean and focused on snappy green apple, floral, honeysuckle and mineral flavors. The sheer vibrancy gives this a unique personality, ending with a long, mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2020.

Publication
The Wine Enthusiast
Author
Steve Heimoff
Date
October 2012 issue
Award
94 Points
Review

Bone dry, minerally and brisk in mouthwatering acidity, this has subtle yet rich flavors of tropical fruit, citrus, green apple and honey. It shows real elegance and complexity; drink now - 2016.

Publication
California Grapevine
Date
October 2012
Award
92 Points
Review

Medium-light golden yellow color; very attractive, assertive, toasty, apple and stone fruit aromas with hints of tangerine, wet stone, and honeysuckle; medium-full body, rich in the mouth with firmly structured pear, citrus and green apple flavors and a slightly creamy mouthfeel; crisp finish; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.

Publication
The Tasting Panel
Author
Anthony Dias Blue
Date
January 2013
Award
90 Points
Review

Silky and elegant with lovely structure and sweet vanilla oak; structured, long and ripe with finesse and style.

Publication
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Author
Antonio Galloni
Volume
206
Date
April 30, 2013
Award
94 Points
Review

A bit more layered than the Pastorale, the 2010 Chardonnay Estate Freestone Vineyard caresses the palate from beginning to end. Lemon, pastry, white flowers, crushed rocks and a whisper of French oak all emerge from the glass in the seamless, totally polished Chardonnay. The aromas and flavors remain bright, focused and beautifully articulated from start to finish. This is another fabulous wine from Joseph Phelps.