Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Reached back in the cellar for this one. Drinking amazingly well, especially given its age (although I bought it in 2001 or 2002 and it has been stored properly ever since). Beautiful brick red/garnet color, the nose is elegant with red currants, hints of leather, and a bit of earthiness, all well balanced across the palate which is silky smooth and a soft, lingering finish. WA and WS had both given this 88 with a drinking window of 2000-2012, but this is doing great after almost 23 years. Cheers! — 16 days ago

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Jean Francois Jacouton

Saint-Joseph Sortilege 2017

Lyle Fass

Gorgeous old school nose. Red berry, fresh moss, loads of granite and loads of minerals as is expected at this address as this is such a mineral driven estate. Palate is complex, concentrated and so juicy. Juicy and dense with thick fresh fruit and such terrific dry extract fruit that clings on your palate on the long, granite driven finish. Elegant and full of character. Lovely ripe and granite infused tannins. Great wine. — 11 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997


1997 Phelps Insignia. Didn’t decant. Poured from bottle. Wine evolved in the glass. Red roses, tar, lavender, dark fruit, cassis, mineral, earth, pencil shavings. Delicious with steak! — 4 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay 2014

Beautiful structure. Bright acidity. Sophisticated flavors of citrus fruits, apricot & green apple. Always a lovely choice! Cheers🍷 — 14 days ago

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Domaine de la Côte Sainte-Epine

Vieilles Vignes St. Joseph Syrah 2014

Lovely yellows, very focused, good piney peppery finish. Complex and slightly buttery. Drinking beautifully with sautéed sole. $26 Fass selections, 2016. Yumbo, bitches. — 6 hours ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

St. Helena Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Interesting, delicious, special. Pineapple sauvignon flavours with creamy undertones of vanilla and a finishing hint of lavender. Oily feel, oak aging has given body but no nasty bite. — 5 days ago

Emmanuel Darnaud

Saint Joseph Syrah 2014

The nose is intoxicating: sweet tobacco, cured game, olive brine, sweet blackberry...just leaps out of the glass at you. On the palate, more reserved: fantastic acidity, but density lags a little; in fact, this comes off a little thin to my palate, failing to deliver what the nose promises. The finish remains thin, but is high-toned enough that it seems to work, with finely grained tannin close behind. — 9 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Claude Marsanne

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

Lyle Fass

Nose is a bit subdued out of the gates. Some mineral, some feral, some spice. But palate is full blown awesome 15 in full glory. Dense, juicy, meaty and so packed with dense berry fruit. Long and so fresh, I mean really long. This is so good. I’ll be back as the nose opens up. — 6 hours ago

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