The 2019 Pinot Noir opens with intensely floral aromatics of red fruit, dried savory herbs and violets. A viscous, layered wine with balanced acid and tannin structure, jammy boysenberry, baking spice, and sour cherry notes linger to a complex finish.
96 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards takes time to open, metamorphosing from iron and woodsmoke to raspberries, dried flowers, dark spices and aniseed. The medium-bodied palate is silky and seamlessly fresh, loaded with perfectly ripe, earth-laced fruits whose flavors linger for a very long time in the mouth. This has the fruit intensity and structure to age very well in bottle.
95 James Suckling
Blueberry and spice with lightly toasted notes and some nuts. Full, yet very tight, with refined tannins and polish. Linear and long. Intense and vivid. A beauty. This needs time to open. Try after 2022.
94 Jeb Dunnuck
Lastly, the 2019 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards reveals a medium ruby, semi-opaque hue to go with stunning notes of ripe black cherries, black tea, spice, and a distinct, racy, reductive, mineral nuance that builds with time in the glass. Beautifully textured, nicely structured, and balanced, it's going to cruise for 5-7 years, if not over a decade, in cold cellars.
94 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2019 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir is an outstanding wine. TASTING NOTES: This wine shines with attractive aromas and flavors of red fruit, dried leaves, and a hint of mineral notes. Enjoy it with lightly grilled, wild salmon fillets. (Tasted: August 24, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
94 Wine Enthusiast
Savory forest-floor tones contrast well against crisp, focused flavors of blood orange, pomegranate and cherry. With length and breadth, it is structured yet expansive, with and immensely delicious palate.
92 Wine Spectator
Well-knit, with fresh spiciness to raspberry and cherry tart flavors that are flanked by hot stone accents. Finishes with slate notes and plenty of creaminess. Drink now through 2025.
96pts. The 2019 Pinot Noir opens with intensely floral aromatics of red fruit, dried savory herbs an..
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