Original
95 Ratings
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Wine Description

(2008   Vintage) The 2008 Cabernet reveals aromas of plum and blackberry intertwined with graphite, forest floor, dark chocolate and curry notes. The fruit and spice carry through on the palate adding to the multilayered texture of this wine. Supple, integrated and age-worthy tannins create a long, lush finish.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: (87-89) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: Barrel Tasting - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/06
  • Robert Parker
    (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
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: (94-96) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06
  • 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...