Joseph Phelps Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
While sitting on the terrace overlooking the vineyards of Joseph Phelps, Mario our wine ambassador, brought one of my favorite wines to taste, 2016 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon! This is one of my favorites that I could drink every week (wish I could afford more than once!). This 2016 didn’t disappoint me, it was ready to be enjoyed NOW! The fruity aromas just burst out at you and hints of mocha and mint. What I really enjoyed was the way this wine just rolled across the palate, black fruits that was so welcome I hated to see it go away but with a long finish, it was truely lasting! This wine reminds me of a “baby Inginia”. Buy a few of these babies and them sleep, you will be amazed by the impact in 5 years! I give this wine 4 glasses.
My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds.
Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's.
Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine!
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