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276 Ratings
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) Strong and complex with ripe, sweet fruit and sexy oak components. A rich, deftly balanced style, loaded with complex earthy currant, black cherry, anise, coffee and mocha flavors that are sharply focused. Long and concentrated on the finish, with a leathery streak working its way in. –James Laube Wine Spectator 92 points

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) From first sniff to finish, this head-turning young wine is nothing less than a classic expression of all that is best in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Its juicy, concentrated aromas are rich in cassis and plentiful sweet oak while finding highlights of mineral and black soil terroir, and its very deep, keenly fruited flavors follow suit. Despite a bit of tannic hardness that is entirely in keeping with its varietal and age, the wine is wonderfully well-balanced and offers plenty of promise for...
  • Wine Spectator
    (2002 Vintage) "A rich, dense and deeply concentrated young Cabernet, with layers of currant, plum, spice, cedar and blueberry notes that are tightly focused and supported by firm, ripe tannins."
  • Wine Advocate
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 150 on Dec-03
  • Robert Parker
    (2002 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 162
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06