Reviewed on 08-29-2018
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Rating A-
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2015
Appellation
Napa County
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $64.00  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Steak Dinner, Treat Yo'self, Winning Over the Boss

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Merlot

The Full Review

2015 'Steady State' is second-generation Napa Valley winemaker Josh Phelps' first vintage of this Cabernet-driven blend. Consisting of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and 6% Petit Verdot, it's a dark garnet color, with aromas that include black cherries, blackberries, a hint of peppermint, nutmeg, and an earthy scent reminiscent of a strawberry patch. It's a smooth texture, with a nice balance between fruit and savory flavors. Stylistically, it's very elegant and somewhere between a modern, opulent wine, and a more traditional, nuanced style. This is an impressive first vintage that will appeal to many types of Napa Cab fans.