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1998 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

  • 86 WA
  • 88 WS
  • 87 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 56203-1998-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Lots to admire here, with layers of mocha, vanilla, currant, black cherry and blackberry, turning elegant, with cedar and tobacco notes on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    Medium ruby. Cassis, spice, dark chocolate and a faint weediness on the nose. Less sweet in the middle than the merlot due to a slightly edgy green quality, but has chewy fruit and texture. Finishes with substantial dusty, slightly drying tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 86

    The evolved 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon displays rustic tannin in the finish as well as a lean personality. A dark ruby color is accompanied by attractive aromas and flavors of dried herbs, black fruits, earth, and wood.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2020
    Author: JP
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Cutrx
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Has aged very well.
    Author: David W294
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Not very impressed with this wine. Took an hour in the decanter to get past intial toughness. Afterward, mostly laced with strong oak nose and taste. Finish was short. I am usually enamored by the regular Phelps Cab bottling, but in this case I was very disappoionted.
    Author: Greg G
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    This 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon developed into a beautifully proportioned wine offering blackberry, roast coffee and chocolate aromas, and layered fruit flavors with supportive tannins that lead to a long, balanced finish.
    Author: GeerWade
Since its founding in 1972, Joseph Phelps Vineyards has been on the cutting edge of many California wine developments. From the Bordeaux-blend Insignia, first made in 1974 and Wine Spectator's wine of the year for the 2002 vintage; to the resurrection of California Syrah, also first produced in 1974, the winery has earned critical acclaim for its many estate-grown wines.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 285 bottles owned
  • 62 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 62 collectors)