Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2010

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2010 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 750ml

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards:
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery committed to crafting world class, estate grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch in Spring Valley near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District and South Napa Valley. Phelps is best k... Read more
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery committed to crafting world class, estate grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch in Spring Valley near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District and South Napa Valley. Phelps is best known for its flagship blend of red Bordeaux varietals, Insignia, first produced in 1974. Awarded Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” in 2005, Insignia is widely regarded as a qualitative benchmark for California winemaking. Annual production at Phelps includes Insignia, Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Eisrébe, Syrah and Viognier. Read less

Member Reviews for Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
4.50 5
11/15/2011

Considering that most California SB is not very good, this was a pleasant surprise. Nice guava and FLUFF on the palate without being overoaked. I had this with fried fish and it was a delight. Great fruit.


Snooth User: steve16046
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3.50 5
05/21/2012

A surprisingly tasty Sauvignon Blanc. As someone who enjoys this grape, mostly from France or New Zealand, I found this to be a nice mixture between the two. Pourts a nice bright golden color. Aromas of citrus and oak. The lemon zest hits the palate first and lasts throughout. In the middle, there is some oak undertones that balance out citrus, mellowing it just a tad. Finishes with ample citrus flavors, melon and vanilla oak. This is a nice medium bodied wine with excellent acidity. Has a moderate lingering on the palate. A tad pricey for a Sauvignon Blanc ($25.60 club price), but certainly tasty.


Snooth User: haileyphelps
7965752
5.00 5
09/30/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: Amanda Schuster
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 08/16/2011

Thought I was kind of "over" Sauvignon Blanc, but this was delicious! Had an older vintage I was convinced would be over the hill, but flavors meshed elegantly and finished well. Green apple with toasted sesame flavors, slightly buttery, but not over the top. Was fantastic with scallops.

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Snooth User: bnels210
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/28/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: haileyphelps
7965752
5.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/30/2010

Five glasses


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 08/11/2009

Uncharacteristically smooth Sauv Blanc. Barrel aged Sur-Lees to get a smoothness in the finish. Lots of lemon citrus in the nose with good acid but silky smooth finish.


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External Reviews for Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
12/09/2011

The long, cool growing season was advantageous for the white varieties on the property. The flavors and aromatics are excellent and the wines come across as having a great deal of freshness. The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc is abundant with aromas of melon, lemon verbena, toasted marshmallow and citrus zest with a medium-body and vibrant finish. - Winery


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Vintage: 2009 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - white - Joseph Phelps Sauvignon blanc 2009 - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Sauvignon blanc - 750 ml


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Vintage: 2009 09/26/2013

Fine white wine- Joseph Phelps Sauvignon blanc 2009 - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Sauvignon blanc - 750 ml


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/16/2010

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2008 and all other wine from Joseph Phelps Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Vintage: 2007 03/19/2009

Vivid, ripe and tropical, offering pineapple, dried mango, peach and apricot flavors, with mineral grace notes that gain momentum on the finish. Offers refreshing acidity and a light body. Drink now. 4,000 cases made. –MW Wine Spectator. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2007 Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

This is another white from Phelps that needs some more time in bottle. The aromas are a little sweet now but those will become integrated with time. That said, the nose belies the palate at this juncture because what hits your mouth immediately is the bright acidity. Then grapefruit enters at mid-palate with another dose of clean brightness. But there aren’t too many sharp edges here because the gestalt of the wine is roundness, from the time it spent in oak (nine months in French barrels, 15 percent of which was new). Hold onto it for a couple of years and the seemingly high price, will reward you in the end, over five or six years.The 2005 vintage was unusually late due to mild temperatures that averaged between 70-80 degrees. From August 1 to October 31, only 15 days exceeded 90 degrees, and even then it never got hotter than 98. Despite this, color and flavors developed early on, with good sugars, though acids took longer to settle into balance.The first grapes came in on September 11, exactly one month later than the previous year. Fermenting juice showed great color, balance and flavor, similar to the cool growing seasons of 1991, ‘94, ‘95 and ‘99.The listed alcohol is 13.9 percent.



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