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2005 Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ml
2005 Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Professional Reviews

IWC
90

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 138

($54; includes 6% merlot and 3% petit verdot) Good deep ruby-red. Claret-like aromas of blackberry, currant bud, bitter chocolate, licorice and graphite, plus a whiff of garrigue Juicy and laid-back, with firm, nicely integrated acids contributing to an impression of youthful austerity. Strong dark berry and graphite character in the mouth. Gains breadth on the back end, with the tannins substantial but nicely integrated. This very lively wine should be held for a couple of years.

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WA
89

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 180

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses aromas of creme de cassis, bay leaf, and spice box as well as soft tannins, medium body, and luscious fruit. It is a delicious, French-styled effort to drink over the next decade.

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WS
90

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

Smooth-textured, supple and harmonious, with subtle layers of currant, spice, herb, anise and light cedary oak, ending with a graceful mix of ripe fruit and fine-grained tannins.

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Community Reviews

90

Ronn L Trust Rating: 89 Tasted On: 07/11/2014 Drink Dates:

89

Bryon Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 05/31/2014

Good color and body. Light berry flavors from start to finish.

90

Cellar Dweller 33 Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 04/12/2012 Drink Dates: 2012

very nice wine. Lots of negitive tasting notes from previous tasters. completly unfounded. Wine is drinking well now.

89

jkrier Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 11/07/2011

93

Rossboss Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 04/25/2011 Drink Dates: 2011-2016

This was terrific - what an excellent California Cab. This is probably getting to its peak - such great integration of oak with blackberries, herbs, dried cherry flavors. Full bodied, delicious, great complexity and a lengthy finish. For a non-vineyard specific Napa Cab this drank like wines 3-4x the value.

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