The inky, purple-black color of the 2006 Cabernet yields rich, bright fruit on the nose and is layered with ripe blackberry, red plum, cream, tobacco and anise aromas followed by juicy, ripe raspberry and rich, dark fruit flavors. Sweet tannins are nicely integrated and the wine ends with excellent structure, length and balance.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot from estate-owned vineyards (75%) and independent growers (25%)
"Phelps’ basic Cabernet bottling is dry and elegant and classically balanced. It displays rich flavors of blackberries, black currants and cedar, with notes of violets and herbs."
"Generous black currant and blackberry flavors fill this juicy cabernet. It’s lush and easy to enjoy on release, the gentle tannins ready to meld with rare prime rib."
Wine & Spirits
Phelps has long been one of my favorite Vineyards in Napa and the 2006 Cabernet does not disappoint.