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Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Rouge

Napa Valley, USA


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    IWR 94 JS 94 RPWA 93 VAG 92
    JD 91 WS 91 WE 93

Grape Variety
86% Cab Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cab Franc


Winemaker’s Notes
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is ultra-concentrated with dense black fruit, anise, roasted coffee, ripe blueberries, cedar box and graphite. A fresh and focused wine with creamy texture and a long luscious mouth feel with dusty earth, baking spices, sweet vanilla and fresh fig notes.


  • 94 International Wine Report

    The 2016 Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is the finest release of this wine I have come across in quite some time. This instantly impresses as it bursts open with seductive aromas of ripe dark currants and black cherries woven together with sweet baking spices, mocha, sage and hints of dusty minerals. On the palate this is full-bodied and voluptuous, with beautifully polished tannins. It displays outstanding overall depth with layers of beautifully ripe dark fruits and sweet spice flavors resonating through the opulent finish. This is a total success from the team at Joseph Phelps. (April 2019)

  • 94 James Suckling

    This has very bright and juicy, brambly dark berries with a wealth of attractive and juicy dark-fruit presence. This has depth, detail and long, layered dark-fruit flavors. Impressively chiseled finish.

  • 93 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - LPB

    Deep garnet-purple colored, it sings of crushed blackcurrants, blackberry pie and blueberry compote with suggestions of cigar box, menthol, rose hip tea and baking spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with vibrant black fruit laced with plenty of spicy sparks, framed by grainy tannins and oodles of freshness and finishing long with a menthol kick. (Dec. 2018)

  • 92 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

    The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is once again a huge overachiever. Plum, black cherry, spice, mocha and new leather are front and center. Pliant and giving, with striking purity of fruit and remarkable balance, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is a winner from Phelps. (Dec. 2018)

  • 91 Jeb Dunnuck

    The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley comes from six different estate vineyards and was brought up in a mix of French and American oak. It’s a seamless, pretty, medium-bodied effort that has plenty of complexity in its Bordeaux-like bouquet of cassis, leafy herbs, green tobacco, and violets. Drink it over the coming 15+ years. (Jan. 2019)

  • 91 Wine Spectator

    Forward in style, featuring a swath of plum and blackberry preserve flavors, laced with light anise, sweet tobacco and apple wood notes. Keeps a juicy energy throughout, but this is accessible now. Drink now through 2026. – JM (Oct. 2019)

  • 93 Wine Enthusiast

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