Phipps Family Cellars
2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon •Combs Brothers Vineyard
California: Napa Valley: Yountville
For today’s Super Spy Sunday, we have an Ultra QPR treat for you, the incredibly delicious Phipps Family Cellars 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine hails from the Combs Brother Vineyard in Napa Valley’s Yountville AVA. This special vineyard neighbors the Dominus Estate winery and vineyard. As you may know, Dominus is home to $200 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Today’s wine normally retails for $75, but it is yours now for just $44.99. That’s a lovely 40% off for you, dear Operative. You’re welcome!
This wine is very aromatic, with sweet red fruit, earth and spice that leap from the glass. The nose is greeted by blackberry, fig, plum, cassis, sweet baking spice, sweet oak, vanilla, baker’s chocolate, cigar box and a hint of sweet tar.
On the palate, this ultra-delicious Cabernet is brighter and more red than the nose would indicate, this flavor-packed wine delivers Bing cherry, raspberry, young Alpine strawberry and dried cranberry up front. These are closely joined by cigar box, sweet spice, darkest chocolate, cedar and black pepper.
Dark burgundy at the edge of the glass, darker and slightly opaque at the heart of the wine. Tall, skinny legs move swiftly down the glass when swirled.
Blackberry, fig, plum, cassis, sweet baking spice, sweet oak, vanilla, baker’s chocolate, cigar box and a hint of sweet tar.
Bing cherry, raspberry, young Alpine strawberry, dried cranberry, cigar box, sweet spice, darkest chocolate, cedar and black pepper.
Exceptionally long and packed with dark fruit flavors that very gradually fade, giving way to spice, earth, oak and cracked pepper.
A wine this delicious and this elegant wants all of your attention. If you do pair it with food, be sure to enjoy it with something elegant, like a perfectly seared filet mignon.
What the Winery Says
- Andrew Phipps
- 300 Cases
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Release Date
- August 1, 2014
- Combs Brothers Vineyard