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New Wine Enthusiast Reviews
The September 2019 issue of Wine Enthusiast magazine includes new reviews for our latest releases, including 93 points & Editors' Choice for 2016 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon. Read the reviews and shop the wines.
93 points & Editors’ Choice – 2016 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
This lovely wine shows exceptional quality and complexity within a bold, expansive package of thick, grippy tannin and layered flavors of blackberry, tobacco and smoked meat.
94 points – 2017 Joseph Phelps Chardonnay, Freestone Vineyards, Sonoma Coast
Bright and fragrant in aromas of jasmine and lemon rind, this wine impresses in its textured minerality of wet stone and sea spray. Structured and complex, it shines in a light-bodied approach that never holds back in flavors of apple and pear.
92 points - 2017 Joseph Phelps Chardonnay, Pastorale Vineyards, Sonoma Coast
Estate-grown, Pastorale is brimming in apple, white flower and toasted oak, with a tease of richness in the form of crème brûlée. Stony mineral persists beneath the surface, boosting a strong, complex structure of fresh, nuanced acidity that finishes in a lingering taste of lemon rind. Winery Exclusive
96 points - 2016 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir, Pastorale Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
From the producer’s estate property in Freestone, this is so, so good—an impressive wine that lingers in rose, cherry and vanilla. It has strong underlayers of forest and baking spice along with a shock of white pepper, lavender and buzzy, fresh acidity. Moderate in ripeness, it offers complex structure and makes a lasting impression. Winery Exclusive