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Joseph Phelps 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Top 10 Holiday Wines 2011

A bottle of Joseph Phelps Vineyards 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, one of our Top 10 Holiday Wines 2011

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Joseph Phelps 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, California

Joseph Phelps founded his eponymous vineyards in 1972. Six years later he released his 1974 Insignia, becoming the first California vintner to produce a blend of traditional Bordeaux varietals under a proprietary name. This 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a similar blend of varietals, but with a comparatively lower price tag. Plum and blackberry aromas mingle with earthier notes, while flavors of dark fruit and spice, firm tannins and a lush mouthfeel fill out the palate.

Rating: 15/20
Price: $56

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