2005 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley USA

$199.99 USD

Rated 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Claret-like aromas of blackberry, currant bud, bitter chocolate, licorice and graphite, plus a whiff of garrigue Juicy and laid-back, with firm, nicely integrated acids contributing to an impression of youthful austerity. Strong dark berry and graphite character in the mouth. Gains breadth on the back end, with the tannins substantial but nicely integrated. (ST)

Rated 90 points Wine Spectator
Smooth-textured, supple and harmonious, with subtle layers of currant, spice, herb, anise and light cedary oak, ending with a graceful mix of ripe fruit and fine-grained tannins. (JL)