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1994 Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Oakville - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Oakville

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

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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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2018 VF: 1997-2009

Author rdalehite
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.75%
Tasted On 09/30/2015

wonderful wine that took a couple of hours to truly show it's colors and flavor. First 30-45 minutes the wine was brittle and light but with a stunning nose of great things to come. Every 30 minutes following opened more and more of a beautiful bouquet of floral, earth, and light chocolate tones to the tongue. Medium finish. Very satisifying with short rib and a chocolate puff pastry for dessert.

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Author Jito72
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.11%
Tasted On 09/21/2014
Drink Dates 2002-2018

Waoo who good have aged this venerable single vineyard Cabernets wine. Still big, bold but is drinking beautiful with black fruits of blackcherry, blackberry along with a nice toasty oak, forest floor and such peppery than makes such great Cabernets. Won its flight and one of the the top 3 of the 12 94 wines tasting.

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Author Hal
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 07/12/2009
Drink Dates 2009-2019
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Author MikeA
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.554%
Tasted On 12/28/2008

Gorgeous wine. Fully bodied and tons of black fruits. Still a bit of a baby I'm shocked to say. Well integrated tannins but plenty of hearty life left in this wine. Not sure it gets any better than this but I think it has another 15+ years of life easily.

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Author Steven H695
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 11/06/2008
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