Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Innisfree 2005
In years with high yields, selective blending often results in an Innisfree label. The 2005 Innisfree Cabernet was produced from extra fruit after the Insignia and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blends were created. This forward and approachable wine boasts aromas and flavors of mulled spices, red fruit, coffee and cedar, with a long, concentrated finish that lingers on the palate.
Full bodied cabernet with deep cherry or almost purple color. Delighful smooth wine with blackberry aroma. A $20+ wine that tastes like a $50+.
When Joseph Phelps releases this wine (only on superior surplus years) I make sure I buy plenty of it. You can find it out there for around $20 a bottle and I think it is one of the best $20 cabs money can buy. Phelps obviously has a marvelous pedigree from their Insignia blend. This cab is awesome.
I Love this wine. It is smooth and goes well alone or with a variety of dishes.
Has a blueberry/chocolate scent. Dry berry flavor with a long, smoky finish.
I agree with the other reviews that say this is a great buy in the $20 range. This wine has a great structure and nice long finish. Smooth going down, great flavor and the tannins don't overpower.
Un excellent cabernet à conserver en cave. Au Québec, on ne le trouve qu'en importation privée à 35 $ mais il en vaut le plaisir, accompagné de pâtes ou de viande rouge.
December 20, 2008...Outstanding and especially given the price.