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."

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Ratings on Delectable

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

Hugh O'Riordan

Silky smooth and delicious. Will age but very good now. Just got my allocation. Anyone going to insignia days? I’m going April 13.

Silky smooth and delicious. Will age but very good now. Just got my allocation. Anyone going to insignia days? I’m going April 13.

9.4

Brett Vanderbrook

My partner doesn’t eat red meat, so it’s rare I can open up a big California Cabernet. But tonight she was working so I cooked myself a steak, and boy howdy is this a steak wine. Nose is dark red berries, graphite, and wood (but more wood shavings than oak/vanilla.) The palate is lush and full bodied without much in the way of tannins. Some alcoholic warmth, but not as hot as these wines can sometimes get. Definitely more oak on the palate than in the nose. Overall an enjoyable Napa Cab, but maybe not worth the price point.

My partner doesn’t eat red meat, so it’s rare I can open up a big California Cabernet. But tonight she was working so I cooked myself a steak, and boy howdy is this a steak wine. Nose is dark red berries, graphite, and wood (but more wood shavings than oak/vanilla.) The palate is lush and full bodied without much in the way of tannins. Some alcoholic warmth, but not as hot as these wines can sometimes get. Definitely more oak on the palate than in the nose. Overall an enjoyable Napa Cab, but maybe not worth the price point.

8.8

Ned Clark

Classic Napa fruit

Classic Napa fruit

9.4

Scott E. Becker

[Tasted on August 8, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica] 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Black currant, blueberry, fig, espresso, licorice, sweet cedar and graphite.

[Tasted on August 8, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica] 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Black currant, blueberry, fig, espresso, licorice, sweet cedar and graphite.

9.2

Hans Hickler

Nice body.

Nice body.

9.2

Lacey Houston

Delicious & smooth, perfect for special occasions

Delicious & smooth, perfect for special occasions

9.8

Meghan Cavadi

Sent by Mom & Alan

Sent by Mom & Alan

9.2

Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: mora, cassis, ciruela, cacao, eucalipto, tierra. Aromas primarios todavía. Boca: Tanino M+, Acidez M, Alcohol M+ Muy buen vino, se beneficiaria de mas tiempo en botella.

Nariz: mora, cassis, ciruela, cacao, eucalipto, tierra. Aromas primarios todavía. Boca: Tanino M+, Acidez M, Alcohol M+ Muy buen vino, se beneficiaria de mas tiempo en botella.

9.2

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