I want to be clear about something: this post has ZERO to do with the fact the Josh Phelps’ dad, Chris Phelps, makes our wines… seriously.
Josh Phelps was gorgeous + lovely + barely out of college when he sweetly gave me a bottle of his first release– a Cabernet Sauvignon called TAKEN… I was flattered, and immediately tucked it away in our cellar. It wasn’t until one unsuspecting night, when my husband handed me a glass of wine… a wine that was so shockingly good, that I had to ask whose it was before taking the next sip– it was that good.
To my delight, it was Josh’s wine, TAKEN– and it was awesome: slurpy/ luscious/ round/ forward, with a long, lingering finish– all the attributes my super American wine palate craves! TAKEN is produced by 2 boyhood friends, Josh and Carlo Trinchero– boys who grew up with intuition/ talent in their DNA– and this wine truly illuminates THAT in a huge way.
TAKEN is a total crowd pleaser, and at $30, it is doubly so!
Mark my words, I am seeing this as the next Prisoner… R-U-N, don’t walk to get it at ACME wines.