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2016 Joseph Phelps Cabernet SauvignonBlend from United States

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"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...

  • 94 Beverage Dynamics
  • 94 International Wine Report
  • 94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
  • 92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
  • 91 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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A great blend of old school-styled Napa cabernet currently showing an austere structure with an herb and graphite note, then fleshing out with a creamy, darker berry fruit profile and sweet vanilla and spice notes from two years aging in American and French oak.

94 International Wine Report

The 2016 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the finest release of this wine I have come across in quite some time. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc, which was aged 18 months in 48% new oak barrels, and 52% in one- to two-year-old French and American oak barrels. This instantly impresses as it bursts open with seductive aromas of ripe dark currants and black cherries woven together with sweet baking spices, mocha, sage and hints of dusty minerals. On the palate this is full-bodied and voluptuous, with beautifully polished tannins. It displays outstanding overall depth with layers of beautifully ripe dark fruits and sweet spice flavors resonating through the opulent finish. While this is already absolutely sensational, it also possesses the potential to age gracefully and offer up to decades of drinking pleasure. This is a total success from the team at Joseph Phelps.

94 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"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. Drink or hold. "

93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker 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 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. 36,000 cases produced."

92 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

"The 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."

91 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

"Moving 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."

Product Description:

"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." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 111106
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

94 - Beverage Dynamics

94 - International Wine Report

94 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

93 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker Wine Advocate

92 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous

91 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, pepper, earth, green, mocha, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla, tobacco, spice, broccoli, berry and flower