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Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Backus Vineyard 1985

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This has a very subtle and restrained nose with excellent focus to the deep, rust and olive tinged black fruits with a touch of residual wood sweetness adding a coffee creme note with airing. This is just so smooth and rich with bold red currant and raspberry fruit, great length here and an underlay of mineral and spice notes that make a very impressive package. A bit more subtle and restrained than many Cali Cabs but so precise. Fantastic wine 94pts

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards:
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery committed to crafting world class, estate grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch in Spring Valley near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District and South Napa Valley. Phelps is best k... Read more
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery committed to crafting world class, estate grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch in Spring Valley near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District and South Napa Valley. Phelps is best known for its flagship blend of red Bordeaux varietals, Insignia, first produced in 1974. Awarded Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” in 2005, Insignia is widely regarded as a qualitative benchmark for California winemaking. Annual production at Phelps includes Insignia, Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Eisrébe, Syrah and Viognier. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Backus Vineyard

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,390
4.50 5
11/07/2008

This has a very subtle and restrained nose with excellent focus to the deep, rust and olive tinged black fruits with a touch of residual wood sweetness adding a coffee creme note with airing. This is just so smooth and rich with bold red currant and raspberry fruit, great length here and an underlay of mineral and spice notes that make a very impressive package. A bit more subtle and restrained than many Cali Cabs but so precise. Fantastic wine 94pts


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Snooth User: mmcarter
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4.00 5
12/03/2008

Four glasses




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