Saturday, November 27, 2010
Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Fragrant ripe currants, dried herbs, and spice on the nose
Smooth and supple on the palate
Nice layers of mixed berries, cherry, anise, and cedar on the finish
Here's a soft, supple style of Napa Cab that's very approachable. The flavor and texture profile is open and relaxed. It's ready to enjoy now and should prove to be versatile with food. This was the case on Thanksgiving, as our magnum disappeared quickly. I paid $100 for the 1.5L format which always makes the table more festive. Raise a glass!