Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California A classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with inviting violet, dark fruit, tobacco, subtle baking spice, and earthy dried herb aromatics. The palate is filled with expressive black cherry, blackberry, dark plum, spice box hints, and sweet vanilla bean—a focused, concentrated wine with youthful energy and freshness nimbly balanced by supple tannin structure and finesse. Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Malbec
| Critical Acclaim
Wine Enthusiast 94: This wine is lovely in juicy red fruit, dried herb, and hints of allspice, the tannin structure firm, and giving. It offers refinement and structure and shows nuances of black currant, cherry, and toasted oak. This will do well in the cellar. Cellar Selection
Jeb Dunnuck 93: A year-in, year-out winner, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley should easily be an outstanding wine capable of evolving for two decades or so. Deep ruby/purple, with classy notes of cassis, blackberries, green tobacco, cedary herbs, and flowers, it's medium to full-bodied. It has a wonderfully elegant, seamless texture, supple tannins, and great length.
Robert Parker 93 It rolls effortlessly out of the glass with beautifully pure notes of fresh black plums, black cherries, and crushed blackcurrants, plus hints of cinnamon stick, tobacco leaf, and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate hits the ground running with expressive black fruits and soft, supple tannins, lifted by just enough freshness and finishing pleasantly savory.