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2008 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 56203-2008-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$75.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    Dark ruby-red. Showy aromas of cassis, cedar and flowers. Sweet and ripe but a bit youthfully austere compared to the 2007 and 2009 versions, showing a strong core of blueberry and cassis fruit. This very tight wine is taking its time to open up but appears to have the fruit intensity to support its serious tannic spine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2011
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Not up to its usual showing, this was tight, with loamy earth, tar and graphite flavors topping the dried currant and dark berry fruit. Very restrained, chewy and chalky on the finish. Decant, but not a good cellar candidate.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec) is an impressive version. Their 1975 Cabernet Sauvignon is still alive at age 35. The 2008's dense ruby/purple color is followed by an attractive bouquet of creme de cassis and charcoal. Revealing full-bodied richness and lots of depth, it is one of the finest regular Cabernet Sauvignons Phelps has made in many years. The tannins have sweetened over the last year and this impressively endowed effort, while approachable now, should age for 20+ years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2010-2023
    Author: Matt O
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: nadeausp
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Stefan N
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

  • 362 bottles owned
  • 99 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 99 collectors)