Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
226 Ratings
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226 Ratings
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) This is, as always, a gorgeous wine, rich, balanced and delicious. It shows classic Napa Valley ripeness, with blackberry jam, plum, dark chocolate and sweet oak flavors. Plush and velvety doesn’t begin to do it justice.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is ultra-concentrated both in the nose and on the palate with aromas of blueberry, dark plum and Black Mission fig followed by cardamom, nutmeg, graphite, tobacco and vanilla bean. The sweet tannins are intertwined with flavors of anise, caramel cream, spicy black pepper and crushed blackberries, contributing to the long, lush finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/06
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2005 Vintage) "The restrained, European-styled 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits classic notes of cedar, black currants, menthol, and spice as well as excellent fruit, sweet tannin, delineation, and vibrant acidity. It should drink well for a decade."
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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...