Joseph Phelps Innisfree Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml)
Today the Phelps family owns and farms 425 acres of vines in Napa Valley on nine estate vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, Stags Leap District, Oak Knoll District, South Napa and Carneros. Strategically chosen over many decades, each vineyard has its own personality and brings a different characteristic to the wines. At Joseph Phelps Vineyards, the philosophy is to maintain, preserve and (where possible and appropriate) ecologically enhance the natural vineyard environment. Beginning in 1974 was a period of unparalleled activity, creativity, ingenuity, entrepreneurship and risk-taking that put Joe Phelps on the map of top Napa Valley wine producers.
Bright red cherry, cranberry and pomegranate with notes of clove and dark chocolate. A fresh, balanced wine with integrated tannin structure and a lingering finish.
Innisfree is made from blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon that don’t quite meet the requirements for making Phelps ultra premium wines Phelps Insignia or other Napa Valley labels. This could happen for in a year where the crop is larger than usual. Though rest assured, it is still signature Joseph Phelps quality and satisfies the expectations for a “second label” wine with less oak and approachability and at a more affordable price point. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon 80 %, Malbec 8 %, Petit Verdot 7 %, Merlot 5 %.