Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 750ml
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SKU 11508

750ml

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Founded in 1972, Joseph Phelps Vineyards is an independent, estate-based winery located outside of St. Helena. Perched on a knoll in Spring Valley, the graceful redwood winery overlooks vineyard-studded hills, the town of St. Helena and the Mayacamas Mountains to the west. After years of studying the complex relationship between wine quality and place, and understanding the importance of "terroir," Phelps has developed estate-owned vineyards in the premiere growing regions of Stag's Leap, Rutherford, Oakville, Oak Knoll, the eastern foothills of Napa and Sonoma; they also have relationships with independent growers. Typically made of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec from estate vineyards (83%) and independent growers (17%). The wine is deep in color and has aromatics of perfectly ripe blackberries, plum, notes of dark chocolate, licorice and spice. The palate is refined and has exceptional texture and length.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Joseph Phelps
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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James SucklingThis shows wonderful density and texture with ripe tannins, as well as tangy acidity underneath. Full-bodied, yet tight and composed. Balanced and beautiful. Wonderful potential. 93-94

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Wine EnthusiastThis lovely wine shows exceptional quality and complexity within a bold, expansive package of thick, grippy tannin and layered flavors of blackberry, tobacco and smoked meat. It is blended with 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% each of Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Virginie Boone, September 2019
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is made up of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc aged for 18 months in 48% new French and American oak and bottled in May/June of 2018. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sings of crushed blackcurrants, blackberry pie and blueberry compote with suggestions of cigar box, menthol, rose hip tea and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with vibrant black fruit laced with plenty of spicy sparks, framed by grainy tannins and oodles of freshness and finishing long with a menthol kick.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, December 2018
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VinousThe 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is once again a huge overachiever. Plum, black cherry, spice, mocha and new leather are front and center. Pliant and giving, with striking purity of fruit and remarkable balance, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a winner from Phelps. This Napa Valley Cabernet is a remarkable wine for many reasons, most notably the quality Phelps achieves with estate fruit and a production of 36,000 cases.

Antonio Galloni, September 2018
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Wine SpectatorForward in style, featuring a swath of plum and blackberry preserve flavors, laced with light anise, sweet tobacco and apple wood notes. Keeps a juicy energy throughout, but this is accessible now. Drink now through 2026.

James Molesworth, October 2019
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Jeb DunnuckMoving to the Cabernet releases, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley comes from seven different estate vineyards and was brought up in a mix of French and American oak. It's a seamless, pretty, medium-bodied effort that has plenty of complexity in its Bordeaux-like bouquet of cassis, leafy herbs, green tobacco, and violets. Drink it over the coming 15+ years.

January 31, 2019