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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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This is a red wine imageJoseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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James Suckling 95
Very aromatic with blueberries and blackcurrants, as well as red licorice. Floral, too. Medium-to full-bodied, firm and lightly chewy. Lovely depth of fruit here. Rich and flavorful. Extremely well done for the vintage. Shows more finesse and tightness than 2016. Very classic. One-third of the production. Try it. Drink after 2022, but already delicious.-JS

Wine Enthusiast 95
This is a beautiful wine, effusive in cassis, black cherry, woody cedar and sage. With small amounts of ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #38780
Shelf at store:52e
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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James Suckling 95
Very aromatic with blueberries and blackcurrants, as well as red licorice. Floral, too. Medium-to full-bodied, firm and lightly chewy. Lovely depth of fruit here. Rich and flavorful. Extremely well done for the vintage. Shows more finesse and tightness than 2016. Very classic. One-third of the production. Try it. Drink after 2022, but already delicious.-JS

Wine Enthusiast 95
This is a beautiful wine, effusive in cassis, black cherry, woody cedar and sage. With small amounts of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it offers substantial structure and tannin weight, with ample clove spice and toasted oak. It is built to age; enjoy best from 2025 to 2030.-WE

Decanter 94
Packed with both charm and character with a powerfully spicy punch. Clear espresso flavours alongside mocha, grilled sarments, cassis and smoked bilberries. There are confident, ripped tannins also showing a muscular structure that is going to go the distance. Blend completed with 1 Cabernet Franc, aged in 48 new oak. Second vintage on the Place. Drinking Window 2022 - 2038.-DM

Wine Spectator 92
Offers a chunky feel, featuring a mix of dark plum and black currant fruit, with singed mesquite, dried bay leaf, sage and licorice root notes. Shows youthful rambunctiousness, balanced by good underlying structure and ample fruit. Should resolve easily with cellaring. Best from 2022 through 2034.-WE

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91
This 2017 is a blend of 92 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1 Petit Verdot, 6 Malbec and 1 Cabernet Franc, with most of the fruit coming from Phelps St Helena vineyard this year. But, winemaker Ashley Hepworth told me, we declassified a lot of wine - sold a lot on the bulk market. We had some tough blending decisions. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon sashays out of the glass with open-knit, alluring baked plums, stewed cherries, mulberries and warm cassis with hints of spice cake, cracked pepper and tobacco leaf. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a great intensity of black berry and exotic spice layers, framed by soft tannins and lively freshness, finishing with impressive length.-RP

Wilfred Wong 91
The 2017 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious and proper Napa Valley Cab. TASTING NOTES: This wine defines the category Napa Valley Cabernet. Its pointedly attractive aromas and flavors of black fruit and leather coupled with its firm palate make it a natural with grilled beef. (Tasted: February 20, 2020, St. Helena, CA)
JD90Jeb Dunnuck
The only wine here that has a touch of grower fruit, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley saw a two-thirds reduction in production due to declassifying due to smoke taint. It has a classic Cabernet nose of blackcurrants, scorched earth, tobacco, and lead pencil as well as a medium-bodied, supple, elegant, pretty style on the palate. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years.-WW

Connoisseurs' Guide 90
Dark, very deep, solidly fruity and complex all at once, the latest from Joseph Phelps is a keenly focused Cabernet of measured richness that never overplays its hand. It smells and tastes of optimally ripened black cherries and currants with teasing touches of graphite, dried herbs and dusty soil and lightly laid-on creamy oak. Its combination of richness, careful crafting and structured solidity make it easy to appreciate now, but only with a few years will it come fully into its own, and it can be counted on to age gracefully for another six to eight.-CG

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Joseph Phelps VineyardsJoseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned and operated wine estate with vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley and on the western Sonoma Coast. The winery was founded in 1973 by Joseph Phelps, a successful construction executive and entrepreneur whose early interest in wine led him to establish vineyards on a 670-acre former cattle ranch in Napa Valley. Over the next 42 years Joe became one of the most respected figures in the California wine industry, building Joseph Phelps Vineyards into a critically-acclaimed winery internationally known for its iconic wines and unwavering commitment to quality. Joe's son, Bill Phelps, joined the family business in 1998 after a successful career in law, and as Executive Chairman now oversees Joseph Phelps Vineyards with a continued dedication to excellence. The winery's Board of Directors includes Joe's daughters, Leslie, Laurie and Lynn. In 2016, third generation family members Elizabeth Neuman, Director of Business Development, and Will Phelps, the winery's Director of Marketing, were appointed to the winery's executive management team, and Allie Phelps joined the winery's hospitality team. Today, the Phelps family is committed to maintaining and nurturing Joseph Phelps Vineyards as a family-owned and run winery and to extending the extraordinary legacy of its founder, Joe Phelps.

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