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Joseph Phelps Innisfree Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

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Phelps, famous for its pricey cult classic, Insignia, has demonstrated the same deft touch at winemaking for those of us on a budget. Enter Innisfree. Itrsquo;s as smooth and caressing as the Yeats poem of the same name and similarly shows why we should all slow down just a bit. Let this one open up. Patience is rewarded with beautiful notes of sweet tobacco, subtle mint and black currant complexities on the nose. The oak is present, but in check, allowing seductive chocolaty elements to emerge. The winersquo;s great persistence of black cherries and cassis lends itself to a thoroughly satisfying wine experiencehellip; one yoursquo;ll ldquo;hear in the deep heartrsquo;s core.rdquo;

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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 Innisfree Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: puhnner
1534071,677
4.00 5
10/02/2013

Four glasses


Snooth User: candyj
77139633
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/15/2011

Wine is on unbeliveable. Great from first glass to the end of the bottle. What a great find


Snooth User: Ronimarie
9560919
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/16/2011

Lovely wine...happy anniversary to my husband~


Snooth User: Mel Lucas
9476833
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/06/2011

I bought two bottles at the same store at the same time, both were the Innisfree Cab, vintage was 2007. The first bottle was awesome, I waited ONE week to open the second one because I enjoyed the first one so much! Let me just add here that the temp inside my house is always kept at 76 degrees and this second bottle was kept at room temp until I opened it and I noticed that some wine had seeped through part of the cork. Knowing that not all damaged corks make for a bad bottle of wine, I poured it and took a sip. Sadly, this bottle wasn't quite as good, but it was still drinkable. I will buy this wine again and pray that the next cork is not damaged.


Snooth User: macwndsurf
6368723
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/13/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Luscious
7138143
4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/10/2008

Full bodied cabernet with deep cherry or almost purple color. Delighful smooth wine with blackberry aroma. A $20+ wine that tastes like a $50+.


Snooth User: blanccreative
4076437
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/04/2008

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.


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External Reviews for Joseph Phelps Innisfree Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

Phelps, famous for its pricey cult classic, Insignia, has demonstrated the same deft touch at winemaking for those of us on a budget. Enter Innisfree. Itrsquo;s as smooth and caressing as the Yeats poem of the same name and similarly shows why we should all slow down just a bit. Let this one open up. Patience is rewarded with beautiful notes of sweet tobacco, subtle mint and black currant complexities on the nose. The oak is present, but in check, allowing seductive chocolaty elements to emerge. The winersquo;s great persistence of black cherries and cassis lends itself to a thoroughly satisfying wine experiencehellip; one yoursquo;ll ldquo;hear in the deep heartrsquo;s core.rdquo;


External Review
Vintage: 2002 02/24/2012

Affordable Phelps Cabernet from Napa fruit, the Innisfree is made only in excellent vintages such as 2002. Fruit-forward with concentrated ripe blackberry, cassis and vanilla. Elegant and correct as you would expect from one of the worldrsquo;s premium Cabernet producers.



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