1990 Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard 750ml

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 88-92

As a long-time follower and admirer of Joseph Phelps Cabernets, I have been extremely disappointed by vintages since 1987. In fact, the 1987s, which were so promising from the barrel, had absolutely no bouquets when they were released. They appeared to have been sterile filtered and/or excessively processed at bottling, removing much of the richness they had possessed in the barrel.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 81

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

Distinctive, if atypical for Napa. Spicy and meaty, with oregano and pepperoni notes, slowly showing riper currant and black cherry flavors, with cedar, dill and earth notes.--California Cabernet retrospective. 1,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2001-2006
Author: James Laube


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Customer Reviews For This Wine


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Author: Steven H695
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 10/30/2008
Past its prime

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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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