2011 Joseph Phelps Pastorale Vineyard Chardonnay
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Description2011 Joseph Phelps Pastorale Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, USA
Wine EnthusiastThe vineyard is in Freestone, a corner of southwestern Sonoma open to the cool maritime influence. The wine is brisk in acidity, and also pretty oaky, after spending more than a year in 60% new French barrels and 40% slightly older ones. But beyond the acidity and oak, you'll find rich tropical fruit, apricot and orange flavors, wrapped into an ultraclean, vibrant mouthfeel, with mineral accents. Drink now–2018.
VinousVolume and textural richness are the signatures of the 2011 Chardonnay Pastorale Vineyard. Layers of flavor build as the wine continues to open up in the glass. Today, the 2011 is nuanced, resonant and utterly impeccable in its balance.