Powerful and extracted. Rich, full-bodied and concentrated oak and spice leading to cherry and plums beautifully balanced tannins. Wine Spectator 91 Points Robert Parker 90 Points
(From 2012 Vintage) The 2012 vintage marks the fortieth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon release from Joseph Phelps Vineyards. This latest bottling highlights beautiful aromatics of dark fruit, cigar box, dried herbs, graphite notes and pain grillé. Expressive Bing cherry, licorice, blueberry and blackberry layer this silky smooth wine of great depth and personality. Richly nuanced with supple tannins and a lingering velvety finish.
Robert ParkerRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 120
Wine AdvocateRating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 111 on Jun-97
Wine SpectatorRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator