2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

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Publication
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Author
Antonio Galloni
Date
December 2012
Award
94 Points
Review

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is beautiful. Scents of pain grille, mocha, black currants, spices and plums emerge from the deep, resonant wine. The 2010 possesses stunning textural depth and richness, not to mention phenomenal overall balance. This is a dazzling wine, especially within its price range. 

Publication
The Press Democrat
Author
Peg Melnik
Date
February 20, 2013
Award
4 1/2 Stars
Review

A cab with great concentration. Aromas and flavors of blueberry, plum, tobacco and vanilla. Layered flavors. Striking.

Publication
International Wine Report
Author
Joe D'Angelo
Date
April 2013
Award
93+ Points
Review

The 2010 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon shows amazing concentration and depth with layers of gorgeous ripe black cherries and dark currant which are immediately followed by spices, herbs, anise, mocha, caramel and dusty minerals. Full and rich with a wonderful plush texture and a finish that is long and supple leaving behind a coating of ripe dark fruit. A remarkable Cabernet that is already delicious and showing excellent, but will be even better after some short-term cellaring. 

Publication
The Wine Enthusiast
Author
Steve Heimoff
Date
June 2013
Award
90 Points
Review

This wine shows the glamour you expect from a Phelps Cabernet. It's softly tannic and rich in blackberries, currants, licorice and cedar, with a lovely structure. Nice to drink now, right out of the bottle. 

Publication
International Wine Cellar
Author
Stephen Tanzer
Date
May/June 2013
Award
91 Points
Review

Aromas of cassis, mocha and Cuban cigar tobacco. Sweet and pliant in the mouth, with currant and black cherry fruit flavors complicated by tobacco, herbs and spicy oak. Quite suave in the middle. Finishes with firm but sweet tannins and excellent length. A very successful vintage for this bottling. 

Publication
California Grapevine
Date
June 2013
Award
90 Points
Review

Medium-dark ruby, attractive, intense, cedary, blueberry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of dill, tobacco, and graphite; full body; big, rich, extracted, cedary, currant and blackberry fruit flavors with notes of pepper and dried herbs; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended.