Joseph Phelps Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Thomas Brenner Delectable Pro

Well integrated tannins, lush fruityness, sweet vanillin notes, overripe plums, juicy, dusty minerality ...my buddy says it smelled like Copenhagen chewing tobacco

Well integrated tannins, lush fruityness, sweet vanillin notes, overripe plums, juicy, dusty minerality ...my buddy says it smelled like Copenhagen chewing tobacco

9.1

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

Boring in a good way. Juicy, ripe blackberry-oak sauce. Hint of smoke. Tannins are drying. Lots of appeal, but not much for me. No complexity. Just high end simple Cab sauce

Boring in a good way. Juicy, ripe blackberry-oak sauce. Hint of smoke. Tannins are drying. Lots of appeal, but not much for me. No complexity. Just high end simple Cab sauce

9.1

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Nose of leaner red fruits of; blueberries, blackberries, dark cherries, dry earth & minerals and more nice red, fresh dark florals than most vintages. On the palate, M-M+ tannins, good presence of spice-box, savory meats, blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, cherries, mocha powder, cigar, leather, cinnamon, clove, dry stems, underbrush, haunting presence of additional blue fruits as it sit on the palate & fresh acidity. The finish is leaner than the 13 and in general many other vintages. At this early stage, it's also drinking smoother with softer edges. Photos of one of the larger private tasting rooms and the outdoor patio on the front of their estate. The 14 vintage came very close to me giving it a 9.3.

Nose of leaner red fruits of; blueberries, blackberries, dark cherries, dry earth & minerals and more nice red, fresh dark florals than most vintages. On the palate, M-M+ tannins, good presence of spice-box, savory meats, blackberries, blueberries, dark cherries, cherries, mocha powder, cigar, leather, cinnamon, clove, dry stems, underbrush, haunting presence of additional blue fruits as it sit on the palate & fresh acidity. The finish is leaner than the 13 and in general many other vintages. At this early stage, it's also drinking smoother with softer edges. Photos of one of the larger private tasting rooms and the outdoor patio on the front of their estate. The 14 vintage came very close to me giving it a 9.3.

9.2

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Dark ruby. Rich nose with dark cocoa, black fruits, vanilla, and cinnamon. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Well balanced with oak influences. Notes of a cigar box, black fruits, cocoa, vanilla and a little earthy. Long finish. Drink till 2026.

Dark ruby. Rich nose with dark cocoa, black fruits, vanilla, and cinnamon. Medium plus tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Well balanced with oak influences. Notes of a cigar box, black fruits, cocoa, vanilla and a little earthy. Long finish. Drink till 2026.

9.1

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Nice lime/lemon and cut grass. So refreshing on a warm day.

Nice lime/lemon and cut grass. So refreshing on a warm day.

9.2

Dean Bernal Sr.

St Helena mountain top.

St Helena mountain top.

9.3

Raye Ackerman

Drinking a Napa cab in southern France feels dirty but this one is a good one. Great on the nose and love the finish. Surprised.

Drinking a Napa cab in southern France feels dirty but this one is a good one. Great on the nose and love the finish. Surprised.

9.2

Karena Lyons

We drank this incredible wine on a road trip in Alaska. We decanted it in our tin coffee mugs and drank from our sturdy unbreakable wine glasses. This elegant wine added to the beauty of the snow-capped mountains we saw along the Glenn Highway.

We drank this incredible wine on a road trip in Alaska. We decanted it in our tin coffee mugs and drank from our sturdy unbreakable wine glasses. This elegant wine added to the beauty of the snow-capped mountains we saw along the Glenn Highway.

9.4

Thomas Johannessen

Hmmmm! Not my cup of wine! STRONG alcohol after taste, like taking a shot.

Hmmmm! Not my cup of wine! STRONG alcohol after taste, like taking a shot.

7.0

Anh Tram

Dark , deep, long finish, not too dense of a body. Derp berry tones, bit earthy ...LOVE it

Dark , deep, long finish, not too dense of a body. Derp berry tones, bit earthy ...LOVE it

9.3

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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    Sunday: 11am-7pm