2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Publication
Antonio Galloni's Vinous
Author
Antonio Galloni
Date
November 2013
Award
92 Points
Review

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon emerges from the glass with mocha, tobacco, grilled herbs, smoke, licorice, incense and orange peel. An exotic, layered wine, the 2011 impresses for its length and pure persistence. The style is that of a cold year, which means the tannins are a bit firm and in need of further bottle age. This is a beautiful wine for the year, but also in its own right.

Publication
JamesSuckling.com
Author
James Suckling
Date
May 2014
Award
91 Points
Review

Aromas of terrcotta, clay, red earth, cocoa and berry. Full body with round, velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Very well done for 2011. Better in 2016.

Publication
San Francisco Chronicle
Author
Jon Bonne
Date
June 14, 2014
Award
Recommended
Review

A more vibrant style than I've tasted from Phelps in a while. Evocative of years past - and at more than 15,000 cases harvested from all over Napa, a sign of quality at scale. It's smoky, almost meaty, in its aromas, with lots of fresh plum and coffee. Well-suited to the vintage.