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1995 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2004 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 20

  • Sfo_ryan wrote: 93 points

    October 22, 2022 - Really impressive aged cab - pronounced eucalyptus and menthol notes (in the best of ways) - not over the hill by any means, but best to drink now. A quick 30 - 60 min decant to remove sediment suffixed. Didn’t need a lot of opening up.

  • Lype Likes this wine:

    March 4, 2022 - Intriguing nose with anise and cassis, the palate is intense and savoury, filled with charcoal, anise, black olives, tobacco and tar. The drying fruit component and still present tannins are struggling to find balance. Still enjoyable but now probably is a good time to consume these.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

    December 17, 2021 - Holiday Champagne Gala (Park Ridge Country Club): Small late night taste, brief note. Fun mature black fruit with a charming mint note. Good length, weight and balance.

  • Charlie C Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 15, 2019 - A beautiful old Napa Cab. Opaque dark red in color, hardly any fading at the edges. Licorice and black cherry on the nose. The dark fruit is still lush, but not at all jammy. Black cherries, blackberry, semi-sweet chocolate, cassis. Smooth tannins, nice acidity, fine balance. The finish is moderately long, but subtle, cherry and anise. A lovely old cab, rich and smooth. Doesn't look like it will be heading south over the next 3 to 5 years, perhaps longer depending on your palate preferences.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • tomimeson wrote: 95 points

    March 31, 2018 - Well balanced - just superb

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1995
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joseph Phelps
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Backus Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville
  • UPC Code 010465229502

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 328 (64%)
  • Consumed 182 (36%)

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