2007 Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard 750ml

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2007 Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard
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International Wine Cellar | 92+

($250) Full ruby. Plum liqueur and chocolate on the nose. Supple on entry, then quite backward in the middle, showing a restrained sweetness and a distinctly savory character. Finishes with substantial toothcoating tannins. Essentially suave wine but in need of at least five or six years of cellaring.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 150

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Wine Advocate | 97

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard boasts a stunningly pure nose of blueberries and blackberries with notions of toast and flowers in the background. Thefloral nature of the fruit only adds to the wine's complexity. Full-bodied but civilized, this wine's tannins can be borderline rustic, but that's not an issue with this glorious, full-bodied, opulent 2007 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.

Drink Dates: 2010-2040
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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Wine Spectator | 96

A stylish, elegant youngster, with vivid mocha-covered raspberry, blackberry, red and black licorice flavors. Full-bodied and notably complex, tight and focused, ending with a persistent beam of flavors and firm tannins, with a dash of tobacco and cedar.

Drink Dates: 2011-2022
Author: James Laube


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Score: 94
Author: Jeffrey M989
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 07/19/2013
Easily my favorite at a night of top wines. Rich, complex and structured. Bright fruit
Score:
Author: KK and QB Wines
Trust Rating: 84
Tasted On: 04/25/2011
Wooden box
Score:
Author: Golf Nut
Tasted On: 11/23/2010
Drink Dates: 2013-2025
More Vintages and Sizes of Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard:

2009 (750ml)
1990 (750ml)

About This Producer


Since its founding in 1972, Joseph Phelps Vineyards has been on the cutting edge of many California wine developments. From the Bordeaux-blend Insignia, first made in 1974 and Wine Spectator's wine of the year for the 2002 vintage; to the resurrection of California Syrah, also first produced in 1974, the winery has earned critical acclaim for its many estate-grown wines.

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