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Professional Ratings: 92 Wine & Spirits
Region: Sonoma County, California
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 74584
It has dense color and structure, bright aromas of violets and blueberries, and ripe fruit flavors reminiscent of cherries, chocolate and cassis. Well-integrated tannins, oak and acidity give it a rich texture and a long, elegant finish.
While he now focuses on pinot noir and chardonnay at his Carneros-based winery, Walter Schug spent most of the 1970s and early 1980s making cabernet at Joseph Phelps. This wine shows a sure hand with a Bordelaise cépage. Mostly from Rancho Salina -a vineyard characterized by red volcanic clay like its neighbor Monte Rosso- this is supple and satisfying, juicy as a ripe blackberry yet complex at the end, lifting elegantly on high-toned floral aromas, grounded by a baseline of fine pencil lead tannins and freshened by a hillside-grown acidity that lasts.