|2007 Joseph Phelps, Cabernet Sauvignon
The balanced 2007 growing season allowed for even
ripening throughout each of our Cabernet vineyards.
Early in the fermentation the berries revealed
concentrated fruit forward flavors and excellent color
indicating the high quality of the 2007 vintage. The
wine is deeply pigmented and has aromatics of
perfectly ripe blackberries, plum, notes of dark
chocolate, licorice and spice. The palate is refined
and has exceptional texture and length.
Ashley joined Phelps in 1999 as a
harvest intern and stayed on to
become a laboratory technician and
enologist. In 2004 she became
closely with Damian overseeing day-
to-day winemaking operations, and
in October of 2008 was promoted to
Ashley attended Fort Lewis College
in Durango, Colorado where she
earned a B.S. in Biology and a minor
in Chemistry. Her passion for wine
is matched by her love of fine food,
and her college years were marked
by positions in the kitchens of some
of Durango’s finest restaurants, and
later with the celebrated chef Charlie
Trotter in Chicago.
In 2006, to further her education,
Ashley earned a Winemaking
Certificate from the Viticulture and
Enology Department at the
University of California at Davis.
Ashley lives in St. Helena and
enjoys traveling and skiing.
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Blend: 84% Cabernet
Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3%
Petit Verdot, 2%Cabernet Franc
and 1% Malbec
From estate vineyards: (59%)
Independent growers: (41%).