Red

1975 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Verb Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 1, 2020 - dark red, brick rim - initially a beautiful nose of bright red fruit, along with some earthy/herbal complexity - full mouth with resolved tannins and good acidity - medium length 15-20 second finish - fruit decreased dramatically in the glass after 2 hrs but still a solid well-structured wine - a very nice fully mature CA cab that was a pleasure to drink

  • ESTEELE90 Likes this wine:

    September 1, 2018 - At tasting. Brief note. A real treat to be able to try this piece of history. Pours a slightly cloudy ruby red with minimal bricking in the glass. Nose and palate are exceptionally pure and focused with sweet, feminine red fruits including muddled strawberry, macerated cherries and perfumed raspberries, new leather, cigar box, unlit charcoal, smokey earthiness and baking spice laden oak. Midpalate is fresh too with singing high-toned red fruits that go hand in hand with the high-toned acidity making this really sing. Finishes long with layers of fruit trading places with spice, smoke, and earth as it lingers. A lovely wine to savor.

  • Verb wrote: flawed

    January 14, 2018 - unfortunately corked, but could appreciate a full rich mouthful of fruit underneath

  • Topper wrote: 94 points

    June 25, 2016 - Very youthful with plenty of fruit, moderate power and great vibrancy. This is why this is a famous vineyard. Just barely beaten by the same year Heitz Martha's vineyard but only because of the distinctiveness of that wine.

  • cortoncharlie wrote: 96 points

    February 18, 2016 - Long Long Lunch: Such a pretty wine. Kept gaining weight over 2 hours. Had that slutty California fruit but never crossed the line into the thermal nuclear fruit meltdown territory. Yankee directness but with genuine sincerity. Drinking at peak. Most people pegged this as French but I thought quite representative. One of my WOTD

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2014, Issue #49, Another Round of Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    9th Annual Wine Dinner and Auction to Benefit The Mount Sinai Hospital (Feb 2012) (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2007, Issue #9, The Golden Age of California Cabernet Sauvignon :The Decades of the 1960s and 1970s

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  • By John Kapon
    Cali Cabs Then and Somewhat Now plus Top 100 Weekend Teaser, 4/10/2005

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  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, California Cabernet Sauvignon: A Tale of Two Epochs (June 2003)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1975
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joseph Phelps
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Eisele Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (2%)
  • In Cellars 139 (75%)
  • Consumed 44 (24%)

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