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Community Tasting Notes (2) Avg Score: 94 points

  • I don't know how someone could click "I don't like it." Drank in honor of Joe Phelps and it delivered. Tasted at open, then again at one hour where we decided about eight would get it where we want it. That ended up being the right amount to show its youth but also flashes of its future. Just an absolute killer nose of sweet black fruits that gives way to more earth over time. Black fruit on the palate that just has a really velvet/silky texture (my wife called it "buttery without the taste"). It leads to a massive finish that definitely has many many years ahead of it, but is enjoyable with air. The best thing I can say about it is that it gets better with each taste as the air gets to it. Not the greatest from Napa but a really great example, just like 1974 when Insignia first came out.

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

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Oakville, Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Oakville Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Oakville) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Oakville Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

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