Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

9.1344 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Second of the three year vertical (2004, 2010 and 2012). Dark ruby red. Layered nose with dark berries, cinnamon, cloves and light cassis. With some air came on some slightly savory notes and a little mesquite smoke. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) with a medium plus to a full body. Took some time to open up then had some cassis, blackberries, blueberries and some dark cocoa. Semi dry and medium plus finish. Was expecting a bit more from this. Drink till 2019.

Second of the three year vertical (2004, 2010 and 2012). Dark ruby red. Layered nose with dark berries, cinnamon, cloves and light cassis. With some air came on some slightly savory notes and a little mesquite smoke. Moderate plus tannins (7.5/10) with a medium plus to a full body. Took some time to open up then had some cassis, blackberries, blueberries and some dark cocoa. Semi dry and medium plus finish. Was expecting a bit more from this. Drink till 2019.

9.0

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Biased review #josephphelps

Biased review #josephphelps

9.3

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Cassis, black currant, blackberry, blueberry, floral and spice. On the palate, m- acid, m tannin, long finish. Sweet tobacco, leather. Drinkable now but will be awesome in a few more years.

Cassis, black currant, blackberry, blueberry, floral and spice. On the palate, m- acid, m tannin, long finish. Sweet tobacco, leather. Drinkable now but will be awesome in a few more years.

9.3

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

Smoky sweet cherry nose. Solid, not overly complex finish. Drinks well but needs time to smooth out its tannins

Smoky sweet cherry nose. Solid, not overly complex finish. Drinks well but needs time to smooth out its tannins

8.9

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

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Ripe blackberries, blueberries, ollie berries, sage jumps out of the dry herbs, under brush, stem inclusion, baking spices. This is best JP Napa Cabernet I've had. Can't wait to have in 10-15 years when it really hits it stride.

Ripe blackberries, blueberries, ollie berries, sage jumps out of the dry herbs, under brush, stem inclusion, baking spices. This is best JP Napa Cabernet I've had. Can't wait to have in 10-15 years when it really hits it stride.

9.3

Marcella Newhouse Delectable Pro

Writer/Educator enotecaMarcella

Great structure & balance.

Great structure & balance.

9.0

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Needs time and air but this is a rocking bottle of California Cabernet! Great acid, not heavily extracted. Good stuff.

Needs time and air but this is a rocking bottle of California Cabernet! Great acid, not heavily extracted. Good stuff.

8.7

Christina Fanelli

Mellower finish than I expected, a pleasant surprise. Dark fruits, cherry.

Mellower finish than I expected, a pleasant surprise. Dark fruits, cherry.

9.3

Rick P

Silky, fruit forward with moderate tannins for a relatively young cab.

Silky, fruit forward with moderate tannins for a relatively young cab.

9.0

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