Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Red Wine

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Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Who doesn’t love Joseph Phelps wines? Their wines are highly respected and always delicious. Their winemaking is consistently top-notch. The Napa Valley Cabernet is a beautiful, mouth-watering Cab that doesn’t break the bank!

96 pts. James Suckling:

"Very pretty blackberry, blackcurrant, walnut, forest-flower and dark-walnut aromas follow through to a full body with round, juicy tannins that are fine-grained and beautiful. Lovely length and generosity, but reserved at the finish to give it tension. Mostly from the Soscol vineyard. 97% cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold."

92+ Pts. - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"Deep garnet-purple colored, it does pirouettes out of the glass with notes of crushed blackberries, wild blueberries and ripe blackcurrants plus hints of lilacs, menthol, forest floor and pencil shavings with a touch of wild sage. Medium-bodied, the palate is as intense as it is elegant, featuring layers of fresh black and blue fruits and gentle herbal accents, framed by firm, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and minerally." -LPB, (Nov. 2020)

FROM THE WINERY
Blend and Grape Sources:

97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec from select Napa Valley vineyards in St. Helena, south Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District and the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley.

Appellation: Napa Valley

Aging/Cooperage 18 months in 40% new oak (49% French, 51% American) and 60% one- to two-year-old French and American barrels.

Winemaking Data:

The wine was aged for eighteen months in 40% new oak (49% French, 51% American) and 60% one- to two-year-old French and American barrels before bottling. The coopers included Ermitage, François Frères, Demptos (French & American), Canton (American), Dargaud Jaegle, Orion and Taransaud.

Winemaker Notes:

A wine of great energy, length, and finesse, 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with floral notes, cedar and pencil shavings followed by ripe blackberry, cassis and red currant jam. Fresh and focused with pleasing acid and tannin structure building tension along the palate to the lingering finish.

Vintage Notes:

The 2018 growing season in Napa Valley was marked by cool, mild weather. The cooler than normal spring delayed budbreak, bloom and veraison by two weeks compared to the previous several years. The mild weather pattern in August and September allowed for an extended hang time during harvest allowing exceptional and complex flavor development and overall fruit quality for the vintage.


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