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2017 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Pre-Arrival Offer

Napa Valley, California, UNITED STATES
$130. 00 Bottle
$1560.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 10 Years (2020-2030)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Beautiful dense black colour with a deep dark red black hue. Pronounced cassis, black cherry and liquorice aromas are interwoven with vanillin cedar, subtle notions of sweet tobacco, dark chocolate and spice. Rich and velvety in the mouth this large scaled Cabernet is overflowing with opulent blackcurrant and liquorice fruits which over shadow a back drop of vanillin cedar, earthy dark chocolate and spice. Silky smooth yet structurally sound tannins. Excellent drive with a long, lightly chewy aftertaste.
Drink over the next 8-10 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews…..
This is a beautiful wine, effusive in cassis, black cherry, woody cedar and sage. With small amounts of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it offers substantial structure and tannin weight, with ample clove spice and toasted oak. It is built to age; enjoy best from 2025 to 2030.
95 points
Wine Enthusiast

Very aromatic with blueberries and blackcurrants, as well as red licorice. Floral, too. Medium-to full-bodied, firm and lightly chewy. Lovely depth of fruit here. Rich and flavorful. Extremely well done for the vintage. Shows more finesse and tightness than 2016. Very classic. One-third of the production. Try it. Drink after 2022, but already delicious.
95 points
jamessuckling.com

This 2017 is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from Phelp’s St Helena vineyard this year. “But,” winemaker Ashley Hepworth told me, “we declassified a lot of wine - sold a lot on the bulk market. We had some tough blending decisions.” Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon sashays out of the glass with open-knit, alluring baked plums, stewed cherries, mulberries and warm cassis with hints of spice cake, cracked pepper and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a great intensity of black berry and exotic spice layers, framed by soft tannins and lively freshness, finishing with impressive length. 12,270 cases were made - about half the normal production.
91 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (Nov 2019)


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  1. There is no minimum order unless stated.
  2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.
  3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.
  4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in April 2021.
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