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Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 1991

Winemaker's Notes:

100% Napa Valley Cabernet, with more than 50% of the blend coming from our Las Rocas vineyard in the Stag's Leap District and Banca Dorada vineyard on Manley Lane in the Rutherford Bench. Other grape sources include vineyards near St. Helena, Oakville and Rutherford, as well as from Diamond Mountain outside of Calistoga. Average 23.8 degrees Brix, fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged 22 months in 60-gallon French oak (75%) and American oak barrels (25%), before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites,

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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

Editorial Reviews for Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,785
4.50 5
01/26/2009

This was smoky and rocky with intense black spice and black fruit tones. Still decidedly youthful and powerful with layers of rich, sweet fruits and slow to emerge sweet, creamy cappuccino oak notes. In the mouth this remains youthful, big, rich and well balanced. The fruits are intense and meaty with a long menthol top note that leads to the finish which is probably the weakest point of the wine as it is a touch short. It's touch to follow up all that rich fruit. Still this is about as good a modern California Cab as one could hope for and it has some serious potential for improvement. 2009-2020 92pts

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    Snooth User: winenut718
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    08/05/2008

    Pure blackberry fruit on the nose and palate- lush, forward texture- drinking perfectly- better than my last bottle.



    100% Napa Valley Cabernet, with more than 50% of the blend coming from our Las Rocas vineyard in the Stag's Leap District and Banca Dorada vineyard on Manley Lane in the Rutherford Bench. Other grape sources include vineyards near St. Helena, Oakville and Rutherford, as well as from Diamond Mountain outside of Calistoga. Average 23.8 degrees Brix, fermented in stainless steel tanks, then aged 22 months in 60-gallon French oak (75%) and American oak barrels (25%), before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites,

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