Your Selections

Category

A-Z 
california still wine (523)
french still wine (340)
italian still wine (183)
cordials & liqueurs - imported (142)
vodka - flavored (139)
tequila (97)
beer - domestic (93)
sparkling wine - imported (86)
single malt scotch (83)
rums (83)
spanish still wine (81)
australian still wine (71)
cordials & liqueurs - domestic (66)
straight whiskey (61)
argentinian still wine (52)
beer - imported (51)
rums - flavored (50)
vodkas - imported (46)
oregon still wine (44)
scotch whisky (42)
chilean still wine (40)
sparkling wine - domestic (38)
irish whiskey (37)
south african still wine (33)
flavored whiskies (32)
port - imported (32)
rye whiskey (31)
vodkas - domestic (31)
small batch & single barrel bourbon (30)
cognacs (29)
washington still wine (29)
new zealand still wine (27)
gins & genevers - imported (26)
gins - domestic (23)
fruit brandies (23)
creams (23)
vermouth - imported (16)
portuguese still wine (15)
german still wine (14)
canadian whisky (13)
brandies - domestic (13)
new york still wine (12)
blended whiskey (11)
greek still wine (11)
brandies - imported (10)
mezcal (10)
madeira (10)
sherry - imported (10)
aperitifs (8)
low alcohol/flavored wines (8)
tennessee whiskey (7)
prepared cocktails (7)
absinthe (6)
non-alcoholic wine (6)
corn whiskey (5)
ouzo imported (5)
sake (5)
sour mash (4)
japanese whisky (4)
other american still wine (4)
alsatian still wine (4)
austrian still wine (4)
hungarian still wine (4)
grappa (3)
sherry - domestic (3)
bonded whiskey (2)
armagnac (2)
calvados (2)
pisco (2)
cachaca (2)
sloe gins & gin specialties (2)
soju & shochu (2)
specialties (2)
mixes non-alcoholic (2)
israeli still wine (2)
vermouth - domestic (2)
mead (2)
port - domestic (2)
applejacks (1)
connecticut still wine (1)
canadian still wine (1)
cypriot still wine (1)
english still wine (1)
japanese still wine (1)
lebanese still wine (1)
sicilian still wine (1)
cider - domestic (1)
non-alcoholic sparkling wine (1)

Price

From: $ To: $

Producer

A-Z 

Grape Variety

A-Z 
pinot noir (258)
cabernet sauvignon (202)
chardonnay (185)
bordeaux blend (109)
sauvignon blanc (95)
syrah (78)
merlot (73)
zinfandel (65)
non-varietal red blend (58)
pinot gris (57)
champagne blend (49)
red rhone blend (48)
sangiovese (44)
malbec (42)
muscat blanc a petits grains (42)
riesling (41)
grenache (39)
tempranillo (39)
port blend (34)
non-varietal white blend (29)
nebbiolo (26)
prosecco (18)
chenin blanc (16)
semillon (15)
red italian blend (14)
non-varietal rose blend (12)
muscat rose a petits grains (11)
viognier (11)
graciano (10)
montepulciano (10)
petite sirah (10)
cabernet franc (8)
carignane (8)
macabeo (8)
mourvedre (7)
red portugese blend (7)
carmenere (6)
parellada (6)
white rhone blend (6)
xarel.lo (6)
barbera (5)
cinsault (5)
gamay (5)
palomino (5)
rice (5)
white italian blend (5)
gewurztraminer (4)
gruner veltliner (4)
lambrusco (4)
mazuelo (4)
pinot blanc (4)
sherry blend (4)
albarino (3)
colombard (3)
grillo (3)
marsanne (3)
melon de bourgogne (3)
mencia (3)
muscadelle (3)
other white (3)
trebbiano (3)
vermentino (3)
agiorgitiko (2)
bonarda (2)
brut (2)
concord (2)
corvina (2)
dolcetto (2)
furmint (2)
garganega (2)
grenache blanc (2)
harslevelu (2)
jacquere (2)
malvasia (2)
pinotage (2)
primitivo (2)
roussanne (2)
sagrantino (2)
torrontes (2)
verdelho (2)
verdicchio (2)
white greek blend (2)
aglianico (1)
apple (1)
arneis (1)
aubin (1)
auxerrois (1)
black currant (1)
brachetto (1)
canaiolo (1)
cannonau (1)
carinena (1)
colorino (1)
cortese (1)
corvina/rondinella/molinara (1)
falanghina (1)
hondarrabi zuri (1)
kerner (1)
loureira (1)
mavrodaphne (1)

Vintage

Year 
2012 (137)
2013 (111)
2010 (110)
2011 (101)
2009 (82)
2014 (70)
2006 (67)
2015 (48)
2005 (41)
2007 (40)
2008 (36)
2003 (13)
2004 (13)
2001 (8)
2000 (6)
2002 (4)
1985 (1)
1998 (1)

Size

Volume 
750ML (3412)
375ML (213)
1 L (97)
22 OZ (97)
187ML (39)
500ML (25)
25 OZ (14)
24 OZ (13)
750M (7)
18.7Z (6)
64 OZ (4)
765ML (4)
10 OZ (3)
32 OZ (3)
8 OZ (3)
1.L (2)
250 (2)
300ML (2)
375 (2)
750 (2)
1.0 (1)
1.5 L (1)
12 OZ (1)
16 OZ (1)
18 OZ (1)
1L (1)
25.4 (1)
25OZ (1)
720ML (1)
765 (1)

Publication

A-Z 
Ultimate Beverage Challenge (413)
Wine Advocate (302)
Wine Enthusiast (256)
Wine Spectator (201)
Vinous (57)
Malt Advocate (29)
Wine & Spirits (23)
Top 100 WS (18)
Steve Tanzer (14)
James Suckling (8)
Burghound (1)
Ultimate Spirits Challenge (1)
Smart Buys (1)

Rating

From: pts To: pts
 
Phelps Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 750ml 2011
Sku: 37077
Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep color, dense, extractive flavors and finely balanced sugar to acid levels. The finished wine is soft yet well-structured, with lush ripe flavors of ce ...more
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:   (1)
Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Napa County
Appellation: Napa Valley
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $74.99

Qty:
 
Layers of ripe cassis and blackberry fruit on this wine's nose and palate are underscored by impressions of spice, clove and anise, with a lush, plummy fruit generosity supported by firm, well structured tannins.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The Bordeaux varietals include a 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, which comes primarily from estate vineyards. There are generally 15,000 to 30,000 cases produced depending on the vintage, and the tiny 2011 crop produced 15,000 cases whereas the large, ripe 2012 crop resulted in nearly 30,000. The 2011 is an attractive, well-made effort for the vintage displaying notions of roasted herbs, red and black currants, loamy soil and plenty of fruit in a medium-bodied, sensual, silky style. Drink it over the next decade. (Oct 2013)

Leave a Comment
Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon displays deep color, dense, extractive flavors and finely balanced sugar to acid levels. The finished wine is soft yet well-structured, with lush ripe flavors of cedar and cassis.
Wine maker notes
Though it takes a Cabernet Sauvignon designation, Phelps' Cabernet is typically blended with small percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and/or Malbec for enhanced complexity. Grapes are harvested and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks in contact with the skins, and aged an average of sixteen months in a combination of roughly 50% new French and American oak barrels and two- to four-year-old French and American oak barrels before being blended, lightly filtered and bottled.

Producer
In the late 60s, Joseph Phelps was running one of the largest construction companies in the U.S. when he won the bid to build Souverain Winery (now Rutherford Hill) located a few miles outside of St. Helena. Enamored with the beautiful Napa Valley and contemplating a career change, in 1973 he bought the 600-acre Connolly cattle ranch in Spring Valley, and began planting vineyards. The winery was completed in 1974 and that same year the first Syrah was made, the first grapes were crushed at the new facility and the first Insignia was produced. It was a period of unparalleled activity, creativity, ingenuity, entrepreneurship and risk-taking and it put Joe Phelps on the map of top Napa Valley wine producers. Nearly four decades later, the flagship wine, Insignia, is recognized as one of the world’s great wines. Twenty nine of 34 vintages have been rated ninety or more points by various wine publications. The 2002 vintage was awarded “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator Magazine. Over the years, the goal of becoming 100% estate grown resulted in carefully planned acquisitions of prime vineyards in the Napa Valley. Today, the Phelps estate consists of the Spring Valley Home Ranch outside of St. Helena, Banca Dorada in Rutherford, Las Rocas and Barboza vineyards in Stags Leap, Yountville Vineyard in Oak Knoll, Suscol Vineyard in South Napa and Backus Vineyard in Oakville.