Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2387 ratings
9.025 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
Kellin

Plum tart, neoprene, and vanilla on the nose. Deep, rich cacao, currant, light smoky barrel notes. Beautiful.

Plum tart, neoprene, and vanilla on the nose. Deep, rich cacao, currant, light smoky barrel notes. Beautiful.

Nov 22nd, 2018
"Odedi"

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous Napa Valley Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Great nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cooked cherries, raisins, figs, vanilla, earth, tobacco, licorice, graphite, leather, chocolates, mocha, black pepper and spices.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cola, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, earth and spices.

Long finish with round tannins and spices.

This is an awesome Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Well balanced and fruity with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.


Good right out of the bottle and way better after 3 hours in the decanter. Good by itself or with food, like a big piece of steak.

This is a great wine from a great vintage. Could age for another 20 years.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$75.

Time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a gorgeous Napa Valley Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a short purple rim.

Great nose of blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cooked cherries, raisins, figs, vanilla, earth, tobacco, licorice, graphite, leather, chocolates, mocha, black pepper and spices.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cola, oak, licorice, spices, coffee, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather, tobacco, earth and spices.

Long finish with round tannins and spices.

This is an awesome Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Well balanced and fruity with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.


Good right out of the bottle and way better after 3 hours in the decanter. Good by itself or with food, like a big piece of steak.

This is a great wine from a great vintage. Could age for another 20 years.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$75.

Nov 9th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Last of the three year vertical and our favorite (2004, 2010 and 2012). Medium ruby red. Complexity from the start on the nose with purple floral notes mingling with cinnamon and red berries. Moderate tannins (7/10) with a medium body. Nicely rounded, thick and warm mouthfeel. Layered palate with some smoked meat, dried spices, dark cassis and blackberries. Earthy and slightly dry medium plus finish. In a sweet spot right now. Drink till 2019.

Last of the three year vertical and our favorite (2004, 2010 and 2012). Medium ruby red. Complexity from the start on the nose with purple floral notes mingling with cinnamon and red berries. Moderate tannins (7/10) with a medium body. Nicely rounded, thick and warm mouthfeel. Layered palate with some smoked meat, dried spices, dark cassis and blackberries. Earthy and slightly dry medium plus finish. In a sweet spot right now. Drink till 2019.

Nov 25th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

Biased review #josephphelps

Biased review #josephphelps

Jul 12th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

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.

Oct 17th, 2015
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

8.9

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

Oct 13th, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.4

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

Sep 5th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

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.

Jun 13th, 2015
Marcella Newhouse

Writer/Educator enotecaMarcella

9.0

Great structure & balance.

Great structure & balance.

Feb 18th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

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.

Feb 8th, 2015