Lot #9 BOB CABRAL WINES, JOSEPH PHELPS VINEYARDS
A DECADE OF WINEMAKING, A LIFETIME OF FRIENDSHIP
- Sonoma Coast
ABOUT THE WINE:
This unique bottling comes from a selection of the best Pinot Noir barrels produced in 2022 from special vineyards along the Sonoma Coast produced by Joseph Phelps Vineyards and Bob Cabral Wines. These two premier Burgundian style wineries have never worked together in the past, but farm vineyards near each other.
This is a collaboration between winemakers Bob Cabral and Justin Ennis, who worked 10 harvests together – one at Hartford Court (in 1997) and nine at Williams Selyem. Justin was recruited by Joseph Phelps Vineyards and Bob is now focused on his namesake brand, Bob Cabral Wines. Their 25-year friendship continues to grow and while attending a concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco, they discussed making wine together again. The Sonoma County Barrel Auction became the perfect venue to manifest their desire to craft a unique bottling of Pinot Noir.
Both Justin and Bob use many of the same cellar techniques and a shared philosophy of sustainable farming and low impact winemaking. This wine delivers full, rich aromas of boysenberry, cranberry, toasty oak, truffles and fresh spices. The mouth-filling tannins are rich and deep and linger on the palate. Flavors of fresh wild berries, cardamom, mushrooms, mineral and sea salt explode onto the palate. The finish is lively and vibrant from the natural acidity found typically in Sonoma Coast grown fruit. The structure of this wine will only get better with 5-10 years of bottle age.
WINEMAKER(S): Bob Cabral (Bob Cabral Wines), Justin Ennis (Joseph Phelps Vineyards)
ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: January 2024
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: May 2024
National Distribution: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, Washington, DC
International Distribution: Includes Japan, Korea; please inquire for additional countries.