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Joseph Phelps Merlot Napa Valley 2006

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The 2006 Merlot is layered with aromas and flavors of blackberry, red plum, tobacco, anise and cedar, which lead the way to a delicate tannin structure and velvety finish.

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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

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Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,431
3.00 5
08/11/2009

Hasn't evolved much since the last time I tasted it. Tannin is still showing but promise is there. Think it needs at least another year or an hour of decanting to really show.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,431
3.00 5
01/25/2009

Another Merlot and a nice one. Spice and cherry on the nose. The wine has good tannin with good acidity. Lots of red fruit and long finish.


Snooth User: bnels210
642339220
3.00 5
06/28/2011

Three glasses



The 2006 Merlot is layered with aromas and flavors of blackberry, red plum, tobacco, anise and cedar, which lead the way to a delicate tannin structure and velvety finish.

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