2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Publication
International Wine Cellar
Author
Stephen Tanzer
Date
05-06/08
Award
90 Points
Review
Claret-like aromas of blackberry, currant bud, bitter chocolate, licorice and graphite, plus a whiff of garrigue. Juicy and laid-back, with firm, nicely integrated acids . . . This very lively wine should be held for a couple of years.
Publication
The Wine News
Date
06-07/2008
Award
93 Points
Review
Ripe aromas of blackberry with notes of pecan pie and charred oak. Tasty blackberry fruit with cedar, sweet tobacco and tea flavors. Phelps produces fresh, fruit-forward wines that show very well in their youth and pack plenty of punch for the long haul.
Publication
The Wine Spectator
Date
8/31/06
Review
(Barrel sample)
Sleek with ripe, vivid black cherry, black currant and raspberry flavors and a hint of mocha. Tannins are ripe and fine-grained.