2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Publication
The Wine Advocate
Author
Robert Parker
Date
December 23, 2010
Award
90 Points
Review

2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is an impressive version. Their 1975 Cabernet Sauvignon is still alive at age 35. The 2008's dense ruby/purple color is followed by an attractive bouquet of crème de cassis and charcoal. Revealing full-bodied richness and lots of depth, it is one of the finest regular Cabernet Sauvignons Phelps has made in many years. The tannins have sweetened over the last year and this impressively endowed effort, while approachable now, should age for 20+ years.

Publication
The Press Democrat
Author
Peg Melnik
Date
August 22, 2011
Review

A cab with a great core of fruit and ripe tannins. Deep flavors. Notes of blackberry, plum, herbs and spice. A hint of chocolate. Nice length.

Publication
JamesSuckling.com
Author
James Suckling
Date
June 2011
Award
92 Points
Review

Plenty of aromas of spices and tobacco on the nose. It shows lots of ripe fruit with round tannins... Long and juicy on the finish. Savory and sexy.

Publication
WineReviewOnline.com
Author
Robert Whitley
Date
May 2011
Award
95 Points
Review
The '08 Phelps Cab is one of the finest Phelps Cabs in years, a well-proportioned stunner that exhibits density on the palate with layered black fruit flavors, an underpinning of supple tannin and firm acidity, and hints of cedar, forest floor and spice. Drink this impressive Napa Cab now, or cellar it for up to 15 years.