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Aged: 12 Years
The color is beautiful, as is this wine’s mouth feel, which is soft and seductive. Flavors of dark cherry and tobacco lead to a very long, satisfying finish.
92 points, Wine Spectator Insider (March 9, 2005): “rich, dense and deeply concentrated …currant, plum, spice, cedar and blueberry…”
92 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide (April 2005): “In a vintage that is showing mixed results, Phelps has somehow found the key to success with its Cabernet…”
91 points, The Wine Advocate (February 28, 2005): “…one of the finest made since the mid-70s…”
90 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (May/June 2005)
90 points, Wine Review Online (Dec. 20, 2005)
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.