The 2014 Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyard is a blend from Phelps’ Pastorale and Quarter Moon sites. Aged 14 months in 35% new French oak, and made from a bevy of Dijon clones as well as the Mt. Eden (believed to be from the Musigny vineyard), this is a big production cuvée of 11,600 cases. The wine has a dark ruby color and a big, sweet kiss of strawberries, raspberries, tart cherries and pomegranate as well as some loamy soil notes, followed by a juicy, medium-bodied mouthfeel and crisp, zesty finish. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. Robert Parker 90This is the well-researched and well-funded Joseph Phelps project eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, on the western frontier of the Sonoma Coast. In pursuit of great Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Phelps planted his vineyards in the Goldridge soils with a cool, windy climate.