Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Original Price $86.99
Current Price $66.97

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94pts James Suckling
The  Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is silky and supple with intoxicatingly delicious fruit and floral notes, smooth tannins and an oh-so-long finish. It's ready to drink now, or be cellared until the right occasion, and it's a great price for a Napa Cab, let alone a Phelps Napa Cab... Don't let the posers on the web fool you; even if they have one or two, they don't offer free shipping on 6 bottles and the next thing you know, you're paying $6 more/bottle... Think bacon-wrapped anything as an appetizer to go with your first glasses. After that, it's beef, lamb, or pork, and even better if it's done on the grill or seared stovetop to get that caramelized sear which just makes the tannins sing. The spices and subtle earthiness of this Cali Cab is perfect for a lamb curry or tagine. Refill your glasses after the main course is done, and dive into a plum tart that's got a suggestion of star anise. The combo will stop you in your tracks. Cheers winelovers!

James Suckling: "This has very bright and juicy, brambly dark berries with a wealth of attractive and juicy dark-fruit presence. This has depth, detail and long, layered dark-fruit flavors. Impressively chiseled finish.” Dec 2018

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The 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 40% 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. Drink 2019-2036." Dec 2018

Winery
:  "The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is ultra-concentrated with dense black fruit, anise, roasted coffee, ripe blueberries, cedar box and graphite. A fresh and focused wine with creamy texture and a long luscious mouth feel with dusty earth, baking spices, sweet vanilla and fresh fig notes."

Bottle  750ml, cork
Varietal 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc  
Alcohol  14.5%
Aging 18 months in 40% new oak barrels (65% French, 35% American) and 60% one- to two-year-old French and American oak barrels
Region Napa Valley, California

Original Price $86.99
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