Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc St. Helena 2006

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The 2006 Sauvignon Blanc has delicate aromas of grapefruit, oily citrus peel, and bergamot underscored by an enticing perfumy linalool scent. Concentrated minerality completes the fresh, balanced, crisp flavors that this wine offers.

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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 St. Helena

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Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.00 5
05/11/2008

Very good Sauvignon Blanc. Mostly sauvignon blanc with a bit of semillion blended in to round out the taste. Almost translucent in color. Great aroma of citrus and melon. Tart mouth feel with great acidity with a long finish with a bit of oak to it.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.50 5
01/25/2009

I really like this wine ... reminds me of the St. Supery Virtu as it is blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion. The wine has aromas of stony gravel and citrus. It is a rich creamy texture with good minerality and citrus flavors.


External Reviews for Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc St. Helena

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Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Sleek, elegant, tight and concentrated, with a tasty mix of lime, grass and mineral notes that are clean and juicy. Drink now. 3,500 cases made. -JL ** Only 13 in Stock **


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Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 89 Points


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Sleek, elegant, tight and concentrated, with a tasty mix of lime, grass and mineral notes that are clean and juicy. Drink now. 3,500 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Sauvignon Blanc wine from California in USA. 2006 Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc 750ml



The 2006 Sauvignon Blanc has delicate aromas of grapefruit, oily citrus peel, and bergamot underscored by an enticing perfumy linalool scent. Concentrated minerality completes the fresh, balanced, crisp flavors that this wine offers.

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