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1978 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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9/25/1991 - bestdamncab Likes this wine: 90 points

Tasting of 10 Cabernets 1978-1982. Had lots of mint on the nose, followed by lots of rich, raspberry fruit in the mouth, well balanced, lots of tannin and acid. My #5 and Group #1.

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2006 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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8/30/2014 - Rob MacKay wrote: 91 points

Tannins are nicely resolved at this point which is allowing the dark fruit and berry profile to stream through quite nicely. I expected a little more from the nose, which is slightly subdued but the flavors and overall richness make up for it. Decent length finish. Overall a very nice bottle but doesn't stand apart from any of the other wines in it's class.

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2004 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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8/22/2014 - FieldingYost wrote: 94 points

Fragrant red and black plum, cocoa, also on the nose. Evident ripeness on the nose here. Black plum flavors are intensely structured, some black currant pucker on the corners of the mouth, blackberry on the midpalate, and sweet black licorice on the finish. This starts very ripe, but stiffens up on the mid-palate. A lot of structure to resolve here, so if you are holding out, I would suggest more time (a couple years, at least).

The score I gave could prove absolutely conservative, because there is clearly an exceptional depth to the material, but also tannin to burn.

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1985 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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8/15/2014 - andtheodor wrote: 93 points

Minty, eucalyptus, smoky campfire nose. Smells like classic old Cali Cab. Mature, silky palate with swelling acidity that crests and blossoms under cherry, jalapeno, garrigue, andes mint. Cool, fresh, and great with food.

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1983 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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8/12/2014 - davergny Likes this wine: 91 points

Amazing, after 2 bottles from my father's cellar that were so minty/funky they were pretty much undrinkable, this last bottle I have is really nice! A little mint on the nose and palate, but also a beautiful silky texture, some light strawberry fruit, a solid mid-palate, and decent finish. Enjoyable.

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1992 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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7/26/2014 - bonedocnine Likes this wine: 92 points

From magnum and amazing for age. Very much still alive and well..... The fruit is riper and richer than expected for age.

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2007 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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5/9/2014 - JMLoree Likes this wine: 96 points

Still very early for this powerful, unctuous behemoth of a cab. A good five years to go and this will be sensational!

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2007 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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7/12/2014 - Asmiller wrote: 99 points

Wow!!!!!

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2001 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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7/3/2014 - Brett wrote: 95 points

Great wine

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2002 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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6/29/2014 - JackieTreehorn wrote: 95 points

Excellent. Rich nose of black fruits and some mineral. Palate is deep and everything is in balance from start to finish. In a great spot now, not sure how it would get any better.

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2002 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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6/27/2014 - Brett wrote: 95 points

Great wine!!

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2002 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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6/14/2014 - AlexHop wrote: 97 points

Great wine and had a better nose that the Bond St Eden 2002 we tasted it with. Gorgeous nose, full body, beautiful.

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2005 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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3/29/2014 - grafstrb wrote: NR

-- popped and poured --
-- tasted a single pour, blind, over approx. 20 min. --

Black cherry Nose. Medium bodied. “Soft” palate: blackberry; typical; fine tannins. The reveal surprised me, as this didn’t really strike me as anything special at all.

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2009 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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6/8/2014 - fritza wrote: 91 points

very smooth and actually a bit dainty for a JP Cali Cab. Although we had it side by side with Darioush. Very drainable now, but certainly will age very well

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2002 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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5/25/2014 - SonnyChiba wrote: 97 points

Remarkable wine. One of the best napa cabernets I have tasted. Very complex and layered nose of beautiful black fruits. This is a very heavy and full bodied cab. Rich blueberry, blackberry, jam, coffee, and perfect balance. The finish goes on forever. Easily can lay these down for more many more years..Superb wine!

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1986 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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5/18/2014 - winesnout wrote: 93 points

A classic old style Napa Cab. Mature ruby color. Intense nose of red fruit (plum) and lots of secondary aromas: tea, mint, rosemary, bell pepper. Medium to full bodied, definitely elegant and well balanced. Delicious and graceful at age 28. Here's the sad part: The price tag on the back says $ 23.99 - purchased in 1990 at a NYC wine store. The "Backus" 2010 at the some store is $ 189.99 today. Hhhhhhhm....

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2010 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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5/12/2014 - Jgallup wrote: 95 points

Unbelievable! Wonderful nose of fruit, earth, oak. Perfectly balanced bouquet of tobacco, blackberry and oak. Long finish. Love it!

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1987 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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5/5/2014 - WineCellarTV Likes this wine: 92 points

Velvet and vital, but light with slightly orange/ brown rim.
Elegant and light-weight aromatics of Red and Dark fruit with mostly Red Currant and Cherry. Traces of Earthy and Leathery characteristics.
Fresh Herbs and (Kitchen) Vegetables. Later also some Licorice and generally broader.
Intriguing coolness in a minty freshness with decent scents of oak.
Fascinating elegance with fine, multi-layered complexity!
Fine, Dark Fruit flavors of Cassis and Blackberry comes with a play of Dried Herbs and Spices. Subtle minerality and tannins as well as filigree acidity. Soft and light mouthfeel- no weakness (!)
Finishes medium-long with velvet Red Fruit, Anise and Peppery Spiciness.
Beautifully integrated, complex and smooth on the palate.

Even though the 1987 Backus Vineyard Cabernet seems to be past its prime, it still shows its distinct virtues. Yet, on a more quiet, but fascinating level!
Nice complexity and great elegance in a very harmonious, medium-bodied wine, which should be enjoyed now or within the next years.
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2005 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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5/3/2014 - mrmedoes Likes this wine: 94 points

Short line: "a big boy with finesse." Giant Oakville cab nose on this that is appealing to say the least. It had just a touch of vegetal character at open, but left to grab some slow o for four hours, it burned off. Acidity is a great cutter here. I'm betting it will integrate better in late age, but I'm pretty sure that if you had a beef pairing, this would be outstanding as the acid cuts the fat. Big tannins if you hold the finish, but they're not unbearable. For the curious (me), totally drinkable and approachable.

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2003 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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4/20/2014 - KenK Likes this wine: 94 points

Better then I expecred, great depth of flavors and concentration without going over the top. Well balanced dark chocolate, deep black cherry fruits and sweet tannins. Smooth and inviting giving lots of pleasure.

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2002 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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4/10/2014 - Franklin 10 wrote: NR

In a line-up of 2002 Californian Bordeaux varietals, this did not fare well. One commented: "That one is the awkward teenager." Some enjoyed the nice fruit.

I would think more cellar time would benefit this concentrated wine with strong fruit to last for years.

If scoring now, 89+. This was an auction purchase but I don't think provenance is an issue. Rather, I believe the drinking experience potential is much higher for the patient. Hold.

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1997 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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4/13/2014 - Bill Bucklew wrote: 90 points

Complex nose with a lot of secondary characteristics, notably roasted meat, black fruit, cedar and graphite. Approachable palate, some muted black fruit, chocolate and subtle smokey and earth notes. Pretty balanced and the tannins have resolved nicely, drink up.

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2005 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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4/4/2014 - Robert Pavlovich Likes this wine: NR

Oozes class and expensive oak on the palate with gobs of wood and tannin but its already well integrated, giving the wine a creamy texture, and plenty of vanilla extract. Good freshness. Hedonistic fruit. Should age well for at least a decade.

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2003 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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2/6/2014 - Brett wrote: 94 points

Great wine

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2003 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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1/25/2014 - Grenik Likes this wine: 94 points

$100 bottle tasting (Home): Inky purple color, opaque, almost black. Sweet vanilla nose with a little wet forest. Warm, rich cherry flavors and smooth profile. Layers of cherry, blueberry. Medium/long finish. A lot of balance for such a powerful wine. It has a lot of time left. This was the favorite wine of the night. 50+5+13+17+9=94

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