Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2104 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Gabriella Fanelli

Very good, but will be even better in a couple years.

Very good, but will be even better in a couple years.

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2014
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Deep and dark ruby red. Dark spices on the nose with some cocoa, dark fruits and earthiness. Undertones of dark floral notes, and a touch of leather. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and acidity. Dark red berries on the palate with some dustiness, dark cocoa, and black cherries. Medium bodied with a long finish. Drink till 2020.

Deep and dark ruby red. Dark spices on the nose with some cocoa, dark fruits and earthiness. Undertones of dark floral notes, and a touch of leather. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and acidity. Dark red berries on the palate with some dustiness, dark cocoa, and black cherries. Medium bodied with a long finish. Drink till 2020.

Jun 15th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

Well structured and ready to drink. However if you waited for 3-5 more it wouldn't hurt the wine. Loads of dark fruit, mocha and ample oak. The tannins are pronounced. This is a full bodied wine and is wonderfully balanced.

Well structured and ready to drink. However if you waited for 3-5 more it wouldn't hurt the wine. Loads of dark fruit, mocha and ample oak. The tannins are pronounced. This is a full bodied wine and is wonderfully balanced.

May 10th, 2017
Rob Brobst III

I wonderful example of what is produced at Phelps.

I wonderful example of what is produced at Phelps.

Feb 1st, 2017
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

Haven't had this vintage in a while. It's aging gracefully and will be even better in 5 years. #josephphelps biased review

Haven't had this vintage in a while. It's aging gracefully and will be even better in 5 years. #josephphelps biased review

Dec 6th, 2015
Andrew Willingham

Very well balanced single varietal. Smooth balance between fruit, tannins, acid. Surprisingly, lots of raspberries and fewer cherries. Warm oak, dusty, warm gravel. I liked this wine- smooth and not overpowering like many non-blended cabs.

Very well balanced single varietal. Smooth balance between fruit, tannins, acid. Surprisingly, lots of raspberries and fewer cherries. Warm oak, dusty, warm gravel. I liked this wine- smooth and not overpowering like many non-blended cabs.

May 4th, 2018
Rob Mayes

Lovely. But should have enjoyed this just a few years earlier. But velvety and beautiful.

Lovely. But should have enjoyed this just a few years earlier. But velvety and beautiful.

Dec 5th, 2017
Matthew Vlasic

Fabulous red

Fabulous red

Aug 27th, 2017
Jim Mirsberger

Super yummy - velvety and smooth juice

Super yummy - velvety and smooth juice

Apr 24th, 2017
Alvaro Bustillos

Despedida diego casa mazf 9/24/16

Despedida diego casa mazf 9/24/16

Sep 24th, 2016