2011 Joseph Phelps Pastorale Vineyard Pinot Noir
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Description2011 Joseph Phelps Pastorale Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, USA
Wine EnthusiastThe vineyard is located in the western part of Sonoma County, near the little town of Freestone. The cool 2011 vintage lends mouthwatering acidity to the wine, brightening flavors of red apples, pomegranates and persimmons. Right now, it's juvenile and tight, with primary fruits that are unintegrated with oak. Give it at least eight years in the cellar, and it could be going strong at the age of fifteen.
VinousJust as beautiful in bottle as it was from barrel, the 2011 Pinot Noir Estate Pastorale has developed beautifully over the last year. Silky on the palate yet wonderfully exotic in its flavors, the 2011 impresses for its balance and class. Orange peel, star anise and spices add nuance to the bright, cranberry-inflected fruit. This gracious, utterly impeccable Pinot is simply striking today.
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Pinot Noir Pastorale (1,000 cases produced) was made from Dijon clones and was aged in 60% new French oak. It offers lots of floral, sweet and sour cherry, pomegranate, plum and a hint of bouquet garni. A meaty, rich and elegant Pinot, it can be drunk over the next 4-5 years.