Friday, December 24, 2010

Joseph Phelps Innisfree Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, Napa Valley, CA - $29

Our third wine tonight at JB's. A less expensive Cab Sauv from the prestigious Joseph Phelps winery, this red is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and a mix of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah. I found it online for approximately $29/bottle.

Aroma - fruit, a little hot
Taste - fruit, black tea, moderate to strong tannins

Wow, this wine weighs in at a whopping 15.5% alcohol! If I could capitalize "15.5%" I would! That's a lot, and no wonder the wine smelled hot!

This wine is fine. Jade Mountain, our first wine of the evening, is better.

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