JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS CABERNET SAUVIGNON - 2003
14.3% alcohol. From Napa Valley, California. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc
Lush fruit with vibrant color. Dark fruit and creme-de-cassis on the nose. Gobs of cassis, vanilla cream, subtle toasty oak, black and red fruit on the mid-palate with plum on the finish. Smooth and somewhat elegant with a graceful mouthfeel.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A very polished wine with everything you look for in California Cabernet. The wine completely falls apart on the second day quickly losing all its initial allure. Retails now for around $45 although was available for much less on release.