Fantastic new Joseph Phelps Napa Cabernet release. 91 Points Robert Parker: "This 2017 is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from Phelp’s St Helena vineyard this year. “But,” winemaker Ashley Hepworth told me, “we declassified a lot of wine - sold a lot on the bulk market. We had some tough blending decisions.” Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon sashays out of the glass with open-knit, alluring baked plums, stewed cherries, mulberries and warm cassis with hints of spice cake, cracked pepper and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a great intensity of black berry and exotic spice layers, framed by soft tannins and lively freshness, finishing with impressive length. 12,270 cases were made - about half the normal production." 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."
Had for 2020 Thanksgiving. Great fruit and perfect balance.. loved it
Had for 2020 Thanksgiving. Great fruit and perfect balance.. loved it9.4
My chef owner buddy is celebrating 40 years in the restaurant biz, I ain’t saying no to Phelps Cab
My chef owner buddy is celebrating 40 years in the restaurant biz, I ain’t saying no to Phelps Cab9.0
A wonderful cab. The only thing missing is a pizza or a bowl of pasta.
A wonderful cab. The only thing missing is a pizza or a bowl of pasta.9.2
Wine at Kerry's
Wine at Kerry's7.7