2017 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Pastorale Vineyard
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VINOUS (ANTONIO GALLONI)The. 2017 Pinot Noir Pastorale Vineyard is a total knockout. Fresh, vibrant and light on its feet, the 2017 dazzles with its striking purity and breathtaking balance. Freshly cut flowers, mint, sweet red berry fruit, anise and blood orange all infuse this fabulous Pinot Noir. Imagine a wine with the aromatics of red Burgundy, the fruit intensity of California Pinot and the acid/tannin feel of Nebbiolo, and that's pretty much what the Pastorale is all about. It is also the finest Sonoma Coast Pinot I have tasted yet from Joseph Phelps. In a word: magnificent!
ROBERT PARKERThe 2017 Pinot Noir Pastorale Vineyard aged 13 months in 52% new French oak and was bottled a week before I tasted it. It has a medium ruby color, and although shy to begin, it gives way to broody aromas of perfumed earth and cardamom with a core of black cherries, black berries and red fruits with tons of floral accents. Light to medium-bodied, it has lots of latent ripe fruit in the mouth, with lovely earth and perfume accents, framed with a silky texture, great freshness and a long, layered finish.