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2017 Joseph Phelps Quarter Moon Vineyard Pinot Noir

ITEM 8400162 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$60
Item Sold Amount Date
I8444992 1 $61 Sep 18, 2022
I8410890 1 $61 Aug 28, 2022
I8183285 1 $50 Apr 17, 2022
I8159522 1 $50 Apr 3, 2022
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RATINGS

97Wine Enthusiast

...exotic, feral and coastal-influenced expression of the grape that will linger on the palate and mind for awhile. High-toned and rocky in mineral, it offers a wealth of layered blue fruit, focused and structured in laser-like acidity and hits of Asian spice.

96Jeb Dunnuck

...offers a slightly darker, earthier style with beautiful red currants, crushed strawberry, earth, forest floor, and salty minerality. It's rounded, supple, has ripe tannins, terrific mid-palate depth, and a great finish.

95+ Vinous / IWC

Black cherry, plum, lavender, mint, licorice and cloves all meld together in a mysterious, sepia-toned Pinot...

95James Suckling

This is really beautiful with dried-raspberry and strawberry character on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, tannic and powerful with a chewy texture and a long, flavorful finish.

94+ The Wine Advocate

...very pretty notes of roses, tangerine peel, potpourri and perfumed earth over a core of ripe black cherries and berries with warm blueberry hints. Medium-bodied and silky textured with a great array of flavors opening in the mouth—warm cinnamon, clove, flowers—it has soft, grainy tannins and a long, juicy finish.

PRODUCER

Joseph Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery based in St. Helena. It was founded in 1973 when Joseph Phelps, a building contractor from Colorado, arrived in Napa Valley to build wineries. He soon decided to make his own wine and purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena. Phelps Vineyards now owns or leases 560 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley and the Sonoma Coast. The estate owns choice properties in St. Helena, Stags Leap, Oakville, Rutherford, South Napa Valley and Oak Knoll. Phelps is best known for Insignia, its flagship Napa Valley blend of red Bordeaux varieties first produced in 1974. Awarded Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” in 2005, Insignia is widely regarded as a qualitative benchmark for California winemaking. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon and small amounts of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec, Phelps also grows Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Scheurebe. The estate produces 50,000 cases annually from Napa Valley and an additional 15,000 cases from the Sonoma Coast.

REGION

United States, California, Sonoma, Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast AVA runs from San Pablo Bay in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It includes 7,000 vineyard acres and earned AVA status in 1987. Its proximity to the Pacific Ocean means it gets double the rainfall of nearby inland appellations and the ocean gives the appellation a relatively cool climate. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can thrive in these conditions, and there are numerous producers making critically acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.