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1995 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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About Joseph Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards was born out of owner Joseph Phelps's love for the Napa Valley, which he discovered while his construction firm was building a winery near St. Helena. Today, Joseph Phelps Vineyards produces several wines that are 100% estate grown, including the flagship Insignia, a lush, highly concentrated blend of Bordeaux varietals.

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1995 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Producer: Joseph Phelps
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 1998

Dark red, less ruby than the above. Dusty black cherry and leather aromas. Very sweet in the mouth, but better acidity gives this wine a brighter, fruitier quality than the merlot. Also shows a firmer structure and more depth of flavor. Finishes with firm tannins. This also has a slightly rustic quality, but shows very good intensity of fruit.

87 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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