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2004 Joseph Phelps Syrah Napa Valley


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SKU: 70691-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($40; includes 9% petite sirah and 2% viognier) Bright medium ruby. Aroma of black fruits, bacon fat, violet and flowers. Then juicy, spicy and tight in the mouth, with superripe flavors kept under wraps by firm acids and obvious chocolatey oak. This is dense and meaty syrah, finishing with chewy tannins and lingering spice character. (A barrel sample of the 2005, also made entirely from Hyde Vineyard fruit, showed cooler, more complex dark fruit, mineral and floral aromas; lovely density; and a sappy character that suggests it will evolve well; I scored this wine 90-92.)
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Firm, rich and tannic, with a mix of herb, cedar, dried currant and loamy earth flavors that add up to a complex flavor profile. Gains depth and dimension on the finish and should benefit from short-term cellaring. 800 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The tannic, austere 2004 Syrah exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of flowers and black fruits, plenty of power, but neither the texture nor density of Le Mistral or the finest Syrahs Phelps has made to date. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: sbind
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Drinking much better now. Delicious.
    Author: Ronn L
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Nice fruit and mouth feel. Can last another year maybe two.
    Author: Bryon
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

  • 282 bottles owned
  • 35 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 35 collectors)