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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose, sweet dark currants. Ripe & rich blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, black raspberries & poached strawberries. Fair amount of baking spices, anise, black raspberry cola, black tea, violets and fresh dark florals. The palate is lush, beautiful & fresh. The fruits perfectly ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, black raspberries & poached strawberries. Really delicious! Black raspberry cola, anise, moist rich turned earth, sweetened black tea, a touch of dark crushed rocks, some, sry top soil, a note of bay leaf, fresh tobacco leaf, very little graphite, nice round acidity and a long, slightly dry tannin fruit finish that last over a minute. It's very good now but patience will be rewarded waiting five more years to open. @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

On the nose, sweet dark currants. Ripe & rich blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, black raspberries & poached strawberries. Fair amount of baking spices, anise, black raspberry cola, black tea, violets and fresh dark florals. The palate is lush, beautiful & fresh. The fruits perfectly ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, black plum, plum, black raspberries & poached strawberries. Really delicious! Black raspberry cola, anise, moist rich turned earth, sweetened black tea, a touch of dark crushed rocks, some, sry top soil, a note of bay leaf, fresh tobacco leaf, very little graphite, nice round acidity and a long, slightly dry tannin fruit finish that last over a minute. It's very good now but patience will be rewarded waiting five more years to open. @Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher

9.4

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Last weekend, we enjoyed the 06 Napa. Tonight, we coravin-ed an 07 for comparison. I have to tell you that their Napa Cabernets are pretty consistent year to year despite changes in weather etc.. However, many people & critics revered the 07 vintage and with cause. It's has better structure, length tension & balance over the 06. Yet, the 06 is nearly just as luxurious as the 07. For me, I've had more expensive Napa Producers than the JP Napa. For example, some; Carters, Realm, Blankiet, Merus & Kobalt just to name a few. Keep in mind, I said some and not all. Many of these wines are twice the price of the JP Napa yet did not deliver twice the pleasure. In fact, some not as much pleasure and some only as good for twice & more the the price. I love really good wine, but I love wine that delivers 3-4 times on the price even more. JP Napa does that with 10+ years in the bottle...not upon release or in it's infancy. If you drink them early, you're just throwing your $ away. This 07 was in the $40-$42 range at Costco upon release. As I taste it tonight, it's such a steal. I'm not here to sell you on JP, I'm simply sharing my long history with them and tasting them against other more expensive Napa Cabernets. If you are 25-35, just buy these and forget about them for 10+ years. I believe you'll be happy you did. The nose of the 07 is ripe, beautiful; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, black plum & plum. Liqueur notes, warm toast, anise, saddlewood, baking spices, violets and dark fresh & dry florals. The palate is beauty & complexity. The mouthfeel is thick, rich, lush and elegant. The dusty/grainy tannins are nicely resolved but have another 8-10 years to completely resolve. The fruits are ripe, rich; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, black plum, plum & black raspberries. Lead pencil shavings, mint, eucalyptus, herbaceous notes, leather, tobacco with ash, cinnamon, nutmeg, notes of vanilla, cedar, dry crushed rocks, loamy soils, underbrush, violets, dark, dry & fresh dark florals. The length, structure, tension & balance are pronounced and will hold up for many years to come. The acidity is simply perfect. As for the finish that will only get better. It's; long, beautiful, elegant and sticks to your palate. It hasn't faded in over 5 minutes. This wine will continue to evolve and further impress. I can't wait to taste it's enhanced elegance in another 8-10 years. Photo tour of; their terrace view, small berries that translate to great wines of concentration, Bill Phelps who has taken over for his late father Joseph and one of many areas to relax and sip their wines in their newly remodel estate.

Last weekend, we enjoyed the 06 Napa. Tonight, we coravin-ed an 07 for comparison. I have to tell you that their Napa Cabernets are pretty consistent year to year despite changes in weather etc.. However, many people & critics revered the 07 vintage and with cause. It's has better structure, length tension & balance over the 06. Yet, the 06 is nearly just as luxurious as the 07. For me, I've had more expensive Napa Producers than the JP Napa. For example, some; Carters, Realm, Blankiet, Merus & Kobalt just to name a few. Keep in mind, I said some and not all. Many of these wines are twice the price of the JP Napa yet did not deliver twice the pleasure. In fact, some not as much pleasure and some only as good for twice & more the the price. I love really good wine, but I love wine that delivers 3-4 times on the price even more. JP Napa does that with 10+ years in the bottle...not upon release or in it's infancy. If you drink them early, you're just throwing your $ away. This 07 was in the $40-$42 range at Costco upon release. As I taste it tonight, it's such a steal. I'm not here to sell you on JP, I'm simply sharing my long history with them and tasting them against other more expensive Napa Cabernets. If you are 25-35, just buy these and forget about them for 10+ years. I believe you'll be happy you did. The nose of the 07 is ripe, beautiful; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, black plum & plum. Liqueur notes, warm toast, anise, saddlewood, baking spices, violets and dark fresh & dry florals. The palate is beauty & complexity. The mouthfeel is thick, rich, lush and elegant. The dusty/grainy tannins are nicely resolved but have another 8-10 years to completely resolve. The fruits are ripe, rich; blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, black plum, plum & black raspberries. Lead pencil shavings, mint, eucalyptus, herbaceous notes, leather, tobacco with ash, cinnamon, nutmeg, notes of vanilla, cedar, dry crushed rocks, loamy soils, underbrush, violets, dark, dry & fresh dark florals. The length, structure, tension & balance are pronounced and will hold up for many years to come. The acidity is simply perfect. As for the finish that will only get better. It's; long, beautiful, elegant and sticks to your palate. It hasn't faded in over 5 minutes. This wine will continue to evolve and further impress. I can't wait to taste it's enhanced elegance in another 8-10 years. Photo tour of; their terrace view, small berries that translate to great wines of concentration, Bill Phelps who has taken over for his late father Joseph and one of many areas to relax and sip their wines in their newly remodel estate.

9.4

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

Bright ripe red fruit with dark berries that linger on. The acidity is well balanced but a bit firm, hints of vanilla in the tannins, that are velvety and mouthwatering. Full bodied wine.

Bright ripe red fruit with dark berries that linger on. The acidity is well balanced but a bit firm, hints of vanilla in the tannins, that are velvety and mouthwatering. Full bodied wine.

9.3

Claire Gabaldon Delectable Pro

Wine Club and Social Media Manager Spring Mountain Vineyard

Drank from a half bottle and it was at a really nice stage in its development. Great with bacon-wrapped steak!

Drank from a half bottle and it was at a really nice stage in its development. Great with bacon-wrapped steak!

9.5

Christine T

Love it

Love it

9.0

Adam Reinhard

If it is what you are in the market for, then it owns the Market.

If it is what you are in the market for, then it owns the Market.

9.8

Bret Barker

Fantastic. Bought this 07 back in the day for maybe $45, drinking beautifully. Great fruit and that classic phelp taste.

Fantastic. Bought this 07 back in the day for maybe $45, drinking beautifully. Great fruit and that classic phelp taste.

9.3

Adam Reinhard

2007 is much punchier than the 2005. Awesome and at its prime

2007 is much punchier than the 2005. Awesome and at its prime

9.8

David Walser

Tasted against the 2008. This was a tad better

Tasted against the 2008. This was a tad better

9.4

Jimmie C Smith

Light yet fruity - subtle strength

Light yet fruity - subtle strength

9.0

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm

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