Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Region: USA / California / Napa Valley
Type: Full-bodied red wine
Vineyards: Located in South Napa, Oak Knoll District, St. Helena, Rutherford and Stags Leap District.
Vinification: Following early morning picking, grapes are sorted and cold soaked prior to fermentation.
Aging: 18 months in 48% new oak barrels (62% French, 38% American) and 52% one- to two-year-old French and American oak barrels.
Color: Deep garnet-purple.
Nose: Aromas of black fruit, anise, roasted coffee, ripe blueberries, cedar box and graphite.
Palate: 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.
Food pairing: Red meat cuts, lamb, mature cheese.