2013 Joseph Phelps / Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay "Freestone"
Sonoma Coast, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $38.00 (WineAccess)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

With the elimination of the Fogdog option, this $55 retail bottling has become the entry-level Chardonnay for Phelps. But it is outstanding essentially every vintage, and 2013 is no exception. Exceptional feeling of purity and balance, its acid giving it a lively feel in the mouth - really very Chablis-like. Light on its feet but with concentrated layers of lemon citrus, citrus flowers, iodine, and stoney minerals. Long and bracing finish. (This wine was purchased at an outstanding discount through WineAccess.) - HK 2016-05-23


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