Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$64.99

Fantastic new Joseph Phelps Napa Cabernet release.Robert Parker:  "Not surprisingly, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a deeper, richer, fuller effort with a more saturated ruby/purple color as well as lots of creme de cassis, smoke, forest floor, incense and background wood. Medium to full-bodied and rich in fruit with low acidity and extremely sweet tannin, this will be a crowd-pleasing, delicious Cabernet Sauvignon to drink early on or cellar for 10-15+ years... ...Winemaker Ashley Hepworth has done a fabulous job with these new releases. While most of the attention at Phelps centers around the flagships Insignia and Backus, over the last few years I have been equally impressed with the straight Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that delivers tremendous bang for the buck. In addition to these wines, I also tasted a few Syrahs from the 1970s. Today, Phelps is known for their Cabernet Sauvignons, but it is also worth remembering Joe Phelps was the first grower to introduce Syrah to the Napa Valley several decades ago." 

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Ratings on Delectable

Kevin Walsh Delectable Pro

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

Very young and the tannins could use some time to lay down, but lush fruit will give this plenty of length when the time comes

Very young and the tannins could use some time to lay down, but lush fruit will give this plenty of length when the time comes

8.4

Robert Henalt

Aged nicely. Deep garnet color. Rich dark berries moderate tannins. Medium finish. Nice now

Aged nicely. Deep garnet color. Rich dark berries moderate tannins. Medium finish. Nice now

9.2

Arden Barnett

First time trying a Joseph Phelps wine. I have gotten so caught up in trying as many regions and grape varietals as possible, I forgot how good a classic California cab can be. Unfortunately we couldn’t wait to decant it long enough but it was still a treat. Cant wait to see what this vintage is like down the road. Served with wagyu strips and truffled mushrooms

First time trying a Joseph Phelps wine. I have gotten so caught up in trying as many regions and grape varietals as possible, I forgot how good a classic California cab can be. Unfortunately we couldn’t wait to decant it long enough but it was still a treat. Cant wait to see what this vintage is like down the road. Served with wagyu strips and truffled mushrooms

9.2

Martijn

2012 vintage on 5.1.18 Thick purple color. Fruity nose. Black fruit dominated. In the mouth well balanced. Nice structure. Long finish.

2012 vintage on 5.1.18 Thick purple color. Fruity nose. Black fruit dominated. In the mouth well balanced. Nice structure. Long finish.

9.1

Sid Baweja

Fusion 2017 Outing

Fusion 2017 Outing

9.0

John Van Trijp

What a great beauty with upswing potential

What a great beauty with upswing potential

9.4

Anh Tram

What can I say.. One of my all time favorite. Can drink this everyday. It's one of the most balanced wine . Love it even more after decanting:)

What can I say.. One of my all time favorite. Can drink this everyday. It's one of the most balanced wine . Love it even more after decanting:)

9.2

David Thibodeau

A taste of gunpowder ties it all together. But, hey, it's the 90s...or more like the 70s, really.

A taste of gunpowder ties it all together. But, hey, it's the 90s...or more like the 70s, really.

9.5

Luke Goodman

Very good, but a bit flat

Very good, but a bit flat

9.2

Jenny

Tanniny, earthy, slightly sweet and tart #josephphelps#cabernetsauvignon

Tanniny, earthy, slightly sweet and tart #josephphelps#cabernetsauvignon

8.7

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