Grape; 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes: Black fruits, Mocha, Mint, Tobacco
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. 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. Today, the third greneration is keeping that vision and effort alive.\
This former Wine Spectator WIne of the Year continues to rank as one of the top California cuvees. A muscular wine of depth, elegance and finesse, with perfect balance, a creamy texture, seamless tannins, and full body. The palate is unquestionably Napa with oodles of blackberry, mocha, black cherry, stewed black plums, cedar, sage, mint, sweet tobacco, cassis, and graphite. it culminates with a wonderful, extremely long finish. This big red demands a similar level of meat - steak, lamb or game.