Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Napa Valley Syrah

9.36 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

#AgedWineTuesday

To celebrate 6,500 reviews on Vivino, I chose this nicely aged Syrah.

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, metals, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, vinaigrette and pencil lead.

Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, peppercorn, pencil lead and earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is wonderful Syrah from Napa Valley. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.

This 20 year old needs 45 minutes to open up properly, and remove the barnyard smell.

I've had this vintage a few years ago, and this is my last bottle. I'm glad it was such an enjoyable wine.

This is gorgeous and delicious. Rich, yet subdued. Elegant and smooth.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a BBQ burger.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

#AgedWineTuesday

To celebrate 6,500 reviews on Vivino, I chose this nicely aged Syrah.

Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, metals, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, vinaigrette and pencil lead.

Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, peppercorn, pencil lead and earth.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is wonderful Syrah from Napa Valley. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.

This 20 year old needs 45 minutes to open up properly, and remove the barnyard smell.

I've had this vintage a few years ago, and this is my last bottle. I'm glad it was such an enjoyable wine.

This is gorgeous and delicious. Rich, yet subdued. Elegant and smooth.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a BBQ burger.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

95 points.

Apr 6th, 2021
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

This is in a perfect place. What a treat. Biased review #josephphelps

This is in a perfect place. What a treat. Biased review #josephphelps

Jan 29th, 2018
"Odedi"

A beautiful color of deep burgundy, with a brick rim.

Great nose of dark fruits, blackberries, dried figs, raisins, cooked plums, strawberry pie, licorice, cloves, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, oak, coffee, light vegetables, cinnamon, vinaigrette and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and light legs.

Dry and still fruity on the palate with sour cherries, plums, blueberries, strawberries, black currants, cedar, chocolates, dark coffee, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, beef jerky, balsamic vinaigrette and black pepper.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

What a great aged Syrah this is. Still fresh and vibrant with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced, complex and interesting.

This 16 year old Napa Syrah is good right out of the bottle, but so much better on the palate after some airtime. I opened it up for 4 hours. I loved the nose and kept on smelling on it for a long time.

Peaking now and will be good in the next year or two.

14.2% alcohol by volume.


$60.

A beautiful color of deep burgundy, with a brick rim.

Great nose of dark fruits, blackberries, dried figs, raisins, cooked plums, strawberry pie, licorice, cloves, cedar, vanilla, leather, spices, oak, coffee, light vegetables, cinnamon, vinaigrette and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity and light legs.

Dry and still fruity on the palate with sour cherries, plums, blueberries, strawberries, black currants, cedar, chocolates, dark coffee, earth, light vegetables, pencil lead, beef jerky, balsamic vinaigrette and black pepper.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

What a great aged Syrah this is. Still fresh and vibrant with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced, complex and interesting.

This 16 year old Napa Syrah is good right out of the bottle, but so much better on the palate after some airtime. I opened it up for 4 hours. I loved the nose and kept on smelling on it for a long time.

Peaking now and will be good in the next year or two.

14.2% alcohol by volume.


$60.

Dec 3rd, 2017
Minh Nguyen

Minh had this 6 years ago

Minh had this 6 years ago

Oct 15th, 2015
Minh Nguyen

Minh had this 6 years ago

Minh had this 6 years ago

Oct 2nd, 2015
Minh Nguyen

Minh had this 6 years ago

Minh had this 6 years ago

Jul 15th, 2015