Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.147 ratings
9.35 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased former cattle ranch near St. Helena in Napa, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines on 8 estate vineyards. Blend of 87% Cab Sauv, 5% Merlot, & rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Franc. Aromas of dried berry fruits and cedar spice. Sat in oak for 18 months 45% new, the palate shows blackberry and cherry flavors, cacao and oaky herb tones. Firm tannins, long finish ending smooth with fruit, tobacco and mineral notes. Still has room to age.

Founded 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased former cattle ranch near St. Helena in Napa, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines on 8 estate vineyards. Blend of 87% Cab Sauv, 5% Merlot, & rest Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cab Franc. Aromas of dried berry fruits and cedar spice. Sat in oak for 18 months 45% new, the palate shows blackberry and cherry flavors, cacao and oaky herb tones. Firm tannins, long finish ending smooth with fruit, tobacco and mineral notes. Still has room to age.

Feb 12th, 2022
Joakim Andersson

Chewy. Mouth watering fruit and a lot of punch. Feels young and brawny but balanced.

Chewy. Mouth watering fruit and a lot of punch. Feels young and brawny but balanced.

Oct 5th, 2018
Mike R
9.4

You decide if it is the wine or not that makes me smile - but really smiling hard - totally recommend- but avoid the cork in the nose please

You decide if it is the wine or not that makes me smile - but really smiling hard - totally recommend- but avoid the cork in the nose please

Feb 19th, 2017
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9.1

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is bold, dark and juicy. A great example of the vintage, the 2013 captures the essence of this important Napa Valley vintage. Plums, crème de cassis, cloves menthol and licorice meld together effortlessly. Drink this plump, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon over the next decade or so. The 2013 is flat-out delicious and also a reasonably priced Cabernet Sauvignon, with enough production to be widely available, a winning combination in my book. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is bold, dark and juicy. A great example of the vintage, the 2013 captures the essence of this important Napa Valley vintage. Plums, crème de cassis, cloves menthol and licorice meld together effortlessly. Drink this plump, fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon over the next decade or so. The 2013 is flat-out delicious and also a reasonably priced Cabernet Sauvignon, with enough production to be widely available, a winning combination in my book. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Dec 28th, 2016
Paul T- Huntington Beach

2 hour decant if not longer needed.
Great after opening 2 bottles of 2010 Phelps that were toasted

2 hour decant if not longer needed.
Great after opening 2 bottles of 2010 Phelps that were toasted

Feb 11th, 2024
Bud Vetter

Paired nicely with burgundy pepper tri tip.

Paired nicely with burgundy pepper tri tip.

Oct 6th, 2018
Jay Eagan

Needs time

Needs time

Oct 3rd, 2017
Christopher Severo

Excellent smooth delicious cab

Excellent smooth delicious cab

May 27th, 2017
Janet Kenyon

Love ❤️

Love ❤️

Jan 20th, 2017
Xavier Valero

At first very oaky. But after a while 1/2 hour the fruit came though. Still young, duh , but very approachable. Should last at least 10 years.

At first very oaky. But after a while 1/2 hour the fruit came though. Still young, duh , but very approachable. Should last at least 10 years.

Jan 7th, 2017