Joseph Phelps 2019 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Winemaker Notes

A classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with inviting violet, dark fruit, tobacco, subtle baking spice and earthy dried herb aromatics. The palate is filled with expressive black cherry, blackberry and dark plum, hints of spice box and sweet vanilla bean. A focused, concentrated wine with youthful energy and freshness nimbly balanced by supple tannin structure and finesse.

Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec

Critical Acclaim

JD93 Jeb Dunnuck
A year-in, year-out winner, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley should easily be an outstanding wine capable of evolving for two decades or so. Deep ruby/purple, with classy notes of cassis, blackberries, green tobacco, cedary herbs, and flowers, it's medium to full-bodied and has a wonderfully elegant, seamless texture, supple tannins, and outstanding length.
RP93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
It rolls effortlessly out of the glass with beautifully pure notes of fresh black plums, black cherries and crushed blackcurrants plus hints of cinnamon stick, tobacco leaf and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate hits the ground running with expressive black fruits and soft, supple tannins, lifted by just enough freshness and finishing pleasantly savory.
The 2019 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon underscores how well this venerable Napa winery has handled this omnipresent grape variety. TASTING NOTES: This wine brings lovely and persistent aromas and flavors of black fruit, licorice, and oak to the fore. Serve it with grilled beef topped with diced shallots and slivered orange and red bell peppers. (Tasted: August 24, 2021, San Francisco, CA)