Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$74.95

Fantastic new Joseph Phelps Napa Cabernet release. 93 Points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc aged for 18 months in 48% new French and American oak and bottled in May/June of 2018. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sings of crushed blackcurrants, blackberry pie and blueberry compote with suggestions of cigar box, menthol, rose hip tea and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with vibrant black fruit laced with plenty of spicy sparks, framed by grainy tannins and oodles of freshness and finishing long with a menthol kick." 91 Points Wine Spectator: "Forward in style, featuring a swath of plum and blackberry preserve flavors, laced with light anise, sweet tobacco and apple wood notes. Keeps a juicy energy throughout, but this is accessible now. Drink now through 2026. 36,000 cases made."

Share Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 on FacebookShare Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 on TwitterShare Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 via email

Ratings on Delectable

Victor Aul Delectable Pro

Dark ripe fruit with a hint of chocolate Medium mouth feel and a medium plus finish.

Dark ripe fruit with a hint of chocolate Medium mouth feel and a medium plus finish.

9.1

Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Deep Ruby with youthful aromas of blue and black fruits with sweet spice and slight mineral character. The wine is a blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec & 2% Cab Franc from their estate-owned Napa Valley vineyards, aged 18 months in French (62%) & American oak (38%) (48% new). On the palate complex flavors, blackberry, plums and ripe cherry with sweet spice, oak and eucalyptus notes. Well balanced with good acidity and tannins still developing. Full-bodied, long finish ending with cacao and wood spice. Delightful! Tasting Sample!

Deep Ruby with youthful aromas of blue and black fruits with sweet spice and slight mineral character. The wine is a blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec & 2% Cab Franc from their estate-owned Napa Valley vineyards, aged 18 months in French (62%) & American oak (38%) (48% new). On the palate complex flavors, blackberry, plums and ripe cherry with sweet spice, oak and eucalyptus notes. Well balanced with good acidity and tannins still developing. Full-bodied, long finish ending with cacao and wood spice. Delightful! Tasting Sample!

9.3

Skip Smyser

Buy!!!!

Buy!!!!

9.2

Skip Smyser

A baby but outstanding. Rich red fruit, minerality and a lingering mid pallet aftertaste. Buy while you can

A baby but outstanding. Rich red fruit, minerality and a lingering mid pallet aftertaste. Buy while you can

9.2

Vanessa Diaz Winborn

Don’t usually drink cabs. I’ll make an exception anytime for this one. 

Don’t usually drink cabs. I’ll make an exception anytime for this one. 

10

Andy Hock

Dried rose petals, vanilla. Mid+ body. Mineral and Rutherford dust. Floral and light tannic finish.

Dried rose petals, vanilla. Mid+ body. Mineral and Rutherford dust. Floral and light tannic finish.

9.0

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.