Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.224 ratings
9.24 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
Victor Aul

Dark ripe fruit with a hint of chocolate Medium mouth feel and a medium plus finish.

Dark ripe fruit with a hint of chocolate Medium mouth feel and a medium plus finish.

Aug 31st, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with youthful aromas of blue and black fruits with sweet spice and slight mineral character. The wine is a blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec & 2% Cab Franc from their estate-owned Napa Valley vineyards, aged 18 months in French (62%) & American oak (38%) (48% new). On the palate complex flavors, blackberry, plums and ripe cherry with sweet spice, oak and eucalyptus notes. Well balanced with good acidity and tannins still developing. Full-bodied, long finish ending with cacao and wood spice. Delightful! Tasting Sample!

Deep Ruby with youthful aromas of blue and black fruits with sweet spice and slight mineral character. The wine is a blend of 86% Cab Sauv, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec & 2% Cab Franc from their estate-owned Napa Valley vineyards, aged 18 months in French (62%) & American oak (38%) (48% new). On the palate complex flavors, blackberry, plums and ripe cherry with sweet spice, oak and eucalyptus notes. Well balanced with good acidity and tannins still developing. Full-bodied, long finish ending with cacao and wood spice. Delightful! Tasting Sample!

Nov 30th, 2019
Skip Smyser

Buy!!!!🍷🍷🍷🍷

Buy!!!!🍷🍷🍷🍷

2 people found it helpfulApr 9th, 2019
Skip Smyser

A baby but outstanding. Rich red fruit, minerality and a lingering mid pallet aftertaste. Buy while you can

A baby but outstanding. Rich red fruit, minerality and a lingering mid pallet aftertaste. Buy while you can

1 person found it helpfulMar 27th, 2019
Hugh O'Riordan

Silky smooth and delicious. Will age but very good now. Just got my allocation. Anyone going to insignia days? I’m going April 13.

Silky smooth and delicious. Will age but very good now. Just got my allocation. Anyone going to insignia days? I’m going April 13.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2019
Patrick Schultz

In a great spot at the 5 year mark, with tons of life to go. Classic, noble Napa Cab. Phelps always has such a beautiful polish to their wines. Cheers y’all!

In a great spot at the 5 year mark, with tons of life to go. Classic, noble Napa Cab. Phelps always has such a beautiful polish to their wines. Cheers y’all!

May 18th, 2021
Brett Vanderbrook

My partner doesn’t eat red meat, so it’s rare I can open up a big California Cabernet. But tonight she was working so I cooked myself a steak, and boy howdy is this a steak wine. Nose is dark red berries, graphite, and wood (but more wood shavings than oak/vanilla.) The palate is lush and full bodied without much in the way of tannins. Some alcoholic warmth, but not as hot as these wines can sometimes get. Definitely more oak on the palate than in the nose. Overall an enjoyable Napa Cab, but maybe not worth the price point.

My partner doesn’t eat red meat, so it’s rare I can open up a big California Cabernet. But tonight she was working so I cooked myself a steak, and boy howdy is this a steak wine. Nose is dark red berries, graphite, and wood (but more wood shavings than oak/vanilla.) The palate is lush and full bodied without much in the way of tannins. Some alcoholic warmth, but not as hot as these wines can sometimes get. Definitely more oak on the palate than in the nose. Overall an enjoyable Napa Cab, but maybe not worth the price point.

Sep 21st, 2020
Ned Clark

Classic Napa fruit

Classic Napa fruit

Aug 8th, 2020
Scott E. Becker

[Tasted on August 8, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica]

86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Black currant, blueberry, fig, espresso, licorice, sweet cedar and graphite.

[Tasted on August 8, 2020 at Oceana in Santa Monica]

86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Black currant, blueberry, fig, espresso, licorice, sweet cedar and graphite.

Aug 8th, 2020
Lacey Houston

Delicious & smooth, perfect for special occasions

Delicious & smooth, perfect for special occasions

May 31st, 2020