Wine "Freestone" Pinot Noir, 2007
The wine is dark ruby color.
The taste of wine is full bodied, dense, well-balanced and rich submitted notes of black cherry, cranberry, plum and strawberry, well integrated oak nuances, shades of tobacco and black tea. The finish is dry, with fine tannins, spicy and earthy nuances.
The aroma of wine is opened attractive bouquet with flavors of black raspberry and hints of menthol, sandalwood, anise, black currant and dried tea leaves.
Great wine with grilled or grilled salmon, roast duck breast, cheese.
The famous Napa Valley winemaker Joe Phelps for years sought the appropriate land for planting two great grape varieties - Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In 1999, together with his son Bill and the management team of the winery "Joseph Phelps" has acquired a former dairy farm, occupies about 100 acres in Sonoma Freestone on the coast. Start of development of these lands were divided three sections - "Freestone", "Quarter Moon" and "Ferguson", each of which has its own characteristics. 80 acres were brought to Pinot Noir, 20 acres - a Chardonnay. By 2007, a new building are structured winery "Freestone" acquired new sites.
Maturing in the local cold climate grapes often gives very low yield because of the cool days of spring vegetation. Also for the region are often sudden changes in temperature within one day. But a small number of crops is compensated by high quality and concentrated flavor. By 2007, a new building of the winery are structured. In the vineyards used for the removal of green harvesting immature grape clusters. Careful collection and sorting manually promote freshness and pure expression of fruit. Different methods of treatment of each of the vineyards and the different ways of vinification harvest from individual blocks are aimed at developing the capacity of each cuvée. Finally, to maintain the character of the wine Freestone is bottled without filtration.