Founded in 1972, the winery and home vineyards of Joseph Phelps are located in Spring Valley near St. Helena, on a 600-acre ranch that is characterized by rolling hills, California native oaks, and 160 acres of meticulously tended vines.
The first Phelps wine, 1973 Johannisberg Riesling, was introduced in the fall of 1974. Since then, production has grown to 100,000 cases annually, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot serving as the winery's core varietals. The Phelps portfolio also includes — in years when weather conditions permit — luscious dessert wines made from Johannisberg Riesling Scheurebe, Semillon and Muscat.
Long known for his innovative spirit and passion for quality, Joe Phelps pioneered a number of 'firsts' in the early years of the winery.
Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon showcases classic Cabernet aromas of blackberry and blueberry with hints of baking spices and tobacco followed by layers of dark berries, graphite and cocoa powder on the palate. Full-bodied and dense with beautifully integrated oak and sweet tannins throughout the lingering finish. more
Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014
To preserve fruit conditions, grapes were picked under lights each morning, followed by hand-sorting before being gravity fed to tank for a long natural fermentation using an overall average of 22% whole clusters in the final blend. Regular punch downs produced a textured wine with elegant structure and a Freestone ... more
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2013
First produced from the 1974 vintage, Insignia is the first proprietary Bordeaux-style blend produced in California. Each vintage is comprised of the best grapes from Joseph Phelps Vineyards, first from both grower and estate fruit, and beginning with the 2004 vintage, from entirely estate-grown fruit sources. Insignia is a Cabernet ... more
Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc 2014
This latest vintage of Sauvignon Blanc has aromatic notes of citrus zest, crushed rock, honeysuckle and ripe melon. The palate is filled with lemon cream, vibrant pineapple and green apple with hints of stone fruit. The brightly focused acidity leads to a balanced, lingering finish. more
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