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Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2016

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $79.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA
“One of Napa Valley’s finest values year in, year out, the “Baby Insignia” returns in full form with the oh so lovable 2016 vintage. A classy nose and the silky palate are rich in dark fruits and sexy new oak, black cherry, plum, cassis, sage, blackberry, baking cocoa, exotic sweet spices, graphite and pencil lead, enticing all senses at once. Ripe and rich, with dusty tannins lingering on the superbly balanced, graceful finish. Tremendous bang for the buck.” - California Wine Advisors

Background
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 whose early interest in wine led him to establish vineyards on a 670-acre former cattle ranch in Napa Valley. 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. Joe’s son, Bill Phelps, joined the family business in 1998 after a successful career in law, and as Executive Chairman now oversees Joseph Phelps Vineyards with a continued dedication to excellence. The winery’s Board of Directors includes Joe’s daughters, Leslie, Laurie and Lynn. In 2016, third generation family members Elizabeth Neuman, Director of Business Development, and Will Phelps, the winery’s Director of Marketing, were appointed to the winery’s executive management team, and Allie Phelps joined the winery’s hospitality team. Today, the Phelps family is committed to maintaining and nurturing Joseph Phelps Vineyards as a family-owned and run winery and to extending the extraordinary legacy of its founder, Joe Phelps. 

Insider Scoop: At Porthos, we’re fortunate to count the oh-so affable Will Phelps as a close friend. Will and the winery’s hospitality team generously offer special tasting opportunities to Porthos VIP’s that come to Napa so please let us know next time you’re headed our way so we can book an appointment for you. Please note: Phelps winery is a VERY popular destination here so advance notice required.
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA
“One of Napa Valley’s finest values year in, year out, the “Baby Insignia” returns in full form with the oh so lovable 2016 vintage. A classy nose and the silky palate are rich in dark fruits and sexy new oak, black cherry, plum, cassis, sage, blackberry, baking cocoa, exotic sweet spices, graphite and pencil lead, enticing all senses at once. Ripe and rich, with dusty tannins lingering on the superbly balanced, graceful finish. Tremendous bang for the buck.” - California Wine Advisors

Background
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 whose early interest in wine led him to establish vineyards on a 670-acre former cattle ranch in Napa Valley. 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. Joe’s son, Bill Phelps, joined the family business in 1998 after a successful career in law, and as Executive Chairman now oversees Joseph Phelps Vineyards with a continued dedication to excellence. The winery’s Board of Directors includes Joe’s daughters, Leslie, Laurie and Lynn. In 2016, third generation family members Elizabeth Neuman, Director of Business Development, and Will Phelps, the winery’s Director of Marketing, were appointed to the winery’s executive management team, and Allie Phelps joined the winery’s hospitality team. Today, the Phelps family is committed to maintaining and nurturing Joseph Phelps Vineyards as a family-owned and run winery and to extending the extraordinary legacy of its founder, Joe Phelps. 

Insider Scoop: At Porthos, we’re fortunate to count the oh-so affable Will Phelps as a close friend. Will and the winery’s hospitality team generously offer special tasting opportunities to Porthos VIP’s that come to Napa so please let us know next time you’re headed our way so we can book an appointment for you. Please note: Phelps winery is a VERY popular destination here so advance notice required.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Joseph Phelps

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley