2009 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard
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2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Backus Vineyard (Oakville, Napa Valley)
BLEND: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from estate-owned Backus Vineyard, Oakville
WINEMAKER'S NOTES: Grapes were picked at an average 24.2* Brix and fermented in stainless steel tanks after a cold soak of 5 days. The wine was aged 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels and bottled in January 2012. 2009 Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon shows classic Oakville graphite, forest floor and dark fruit characteristics with an elegant tannin structure. Beautiful, creamy texture and minerality showcase the dark plum, blueberry and cassis flavors with notes of violet and allspice that follow through to the long, smooth finish.