Fragrant orange blossom, citrus peel and ripe green apple scents are a hallmark of this wine. Bright and fresh with firm acidity and balanced minerality, the 2014 Chardonnay is overflowing with Gravenstein apple, vanilla bean and Kaffir lime notes followed by a long lemon creme finish.
92 Points Wine & Spirits - Planted in 1999, the Joseph Phelps vineyard in Freestone grows over 20 acres of Chardonnay on wind-cooled hillsides. This vintage is vibrant and delicious: the richness of its oak quickly becomes an afterthought as the coltish acidity of the site takes hold, driving aromas of yellow raspberries and grapefruit that bristle with energy in the end. Decant this for mahi mahi, or age it another few years.
91 Points Robert Parker - The 2014 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard is 100% Chardonnay aged 13 months in one-third new French oak puncheons and barrels. ...[E]xhibits orange marmalade, honeysuckle, a floral underpinning and some gravelly minerality. It is fresh, crisp, medium to full-bodied, and comes from a blend of different clonal material. Drink it over the next 4-5 years. October 2016