Red

1990 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 1996 - 2010 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • ljl Likes this wine: (94 points)

    June 29, 2015 - This bottle showed no hint of age. No browning around the edges. Full fruity taste

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  • quagland wrote:

    March 22, 2010 - deep purple color
    on the nose there was a nice aroma of both napa fruit and some plum maybe a little port
    on the palate there was a nice balanced core of fruit and acid with little tannins remaining
    this wine should be opened soon; decent quality despite the fact that the cork had been soaked through
    gained some weight in the decanter after an hour

  • MarkC wrote:

    November 21, 2009 - Mötley Crü does '90/'91 California Cabernet Sauvignon (Steve Williams): 1990 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard: May have been one of the best wines, but I failed to take a formal note and this ended up getting drained before I could go back. I remember it tasted very young, and I did jot down that I would have believed if somebody told me it was ten years younger. Strawberry, plum, some cedar, and overall a nice package. Didn't get the total airtime of the Dalla Valles, however so final judgment is reserved.

  • fredb wrote:

    October 28, 2009 - Deep red color, little sign of bricking. Red fruit laden nose, dominated by cassis and plum with hints of sweet tobacco and cedar. On the palate, this is ripe, lush, round, and full of cassis, plum, and a hint of blackberry and blueberry. Harmonious, integrated, and drinking a pointe. A great showing for a wine purchased at release and moved a few times. Delicious.

  • mlawren1 wrote: (89 points)

    June 21, 2009 - Bit of green pepper up front. Fading, hints of stone fruit but and an earthy core dominates. Hints of cedar on the finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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 5076463208913

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 46 (58%)
  • Consumed 33 (42%)

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