Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with floral notes, cedar and pencil shavings followed by ripe blackberry, cassis and red currant jam. A fresh and focused wine with pleasing acid and tannin structure building tension along the palate to a lingering finish. 

97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec from select Napa Valley Vineyards in St. Helena, south Napa Valley, Oak Knoll District and the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley.

96 pts James Suckling                                  93 pts Vinous/Antonio Galloni

93 pts Wine Spectator                                 92 pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Joseph 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. 

750 ml / 14.5% ABV