• RP: 95

    Robert Parker Score

    95

    Close
  • WS: 94

    Wine Spectator Score

    94

    Close
  • W&S: 90

    Wine & Spirits Magazine Score

    90

    Close
  • WE: 92

    Wine Enthusiast Score

    92

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Backus Vineyard 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes The inky, purple-black color of the Cabernet yields rich, bright fruit on the nose and is layered with ripe blackberry, red plum, cream, tobacco and anise aromas followed by juicy, ripe raspberry and rich, dark fruit flavors. Sweet tannins are nicely integrated and the wine ends with excellent structure, length and balance.

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

Member Reviews for Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Backus Vineyard

Add your review
Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,286
3.50 5
11/10/2009

This is a great Napa Cab for this price. It is not as complex or long as more expensive bottles but it is a great example of the classic Napa notes for around $20. There are notes of bright cherry fruit, vanilla , and rasberry. There is a lot of fruit up front but that fades quickly into well rounded tannins and a short finish.


Snooth User: Jeroboam194
25405915
4.00 5
09/26/2009

One of the best cab savs I've had in the 20-30 price range! Excellent body with a wonderful expansive wine that's full bodied with flavors of cherry (mostly black) and some berry.


Snooth User: robg9000
32190910
4.00 5
01/03/2011

a great value - a bit smoother than many Napa Cabs but not without interest. It's neither complex nor bring. And it unlike so many other Napa Cabs drinks pretty well right out of the bottle. I bought two cases.


Snooth User: bnels210
642339220
4.00 5
06/28/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Backus Vineyard

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Phelpsrsquo; basic Cabernet bottling is dry and elegant and classically balanced. It displays rich flavors of blackberries, black currants and cedar, with notes of violets and herbs. Fancy and impressive now, but not a longterm ager. Through 2012.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Generous black currant and blackberry flavors fill this juicy cabernet. Itrsquo;s lush and easy to enjoy on release, the gentle tannins ready to meld with rare prime rib.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has gotten slightly better over the past year. It exhibits plenty of black currant fruit notes intertwined with hints of tobacco leaf, licorice, and forest floor as well as deep, medium to full-bodied flavors, ripe tannins, and a long finish. Enjoy it over the next 12ndash;15+ years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A rich, deftly balanced style, loaded with complex earthy currant, black cherry, anise, coffee and mocha flavors that are sharply focused, long and concentrated on the finish, with a leathery streak working its way in. Best from 2003 through 2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Good bright ruby. roasted, smoky aromas of black currant and coffee. Sweeter and more layered than the '99 Merlot, with more nuanced black fruit and mineral flavors. Firm acids and tannins give this fairly dense wine a solid underlying backbone.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This tightly wound California Cab is definately one for your cellar. It's a touch earthy and leathery, but the core of currant, berry, cherry and spice flavors is rich and focused, finishing with a long, lively aftertaste. Will be best from 2001 through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon is soft, round, and generous, with layers of jammy black fruits and spice. It is fat, fleshy, and full, with low acidity.


1 2 3 4 5  ...  9


All Prices

Shipping to:

Wine Tasting Notes The inky, purple-black color of the Cabernet yields rich, bright fruit on the nose and is layered with ripe blackberry, red plum, cream, tobacco and anise aromas followed by juicy, ripe raspberry and rich, dark fruit flavors. Sweet tannins are nicely integrated and the wine ends with excellent structure, length and balance.

Dietary Information: Organic


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists







Snooth Media Network