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2009 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2017 - 2025 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • stuartwh wrote:

    September 22, 2022 - Dormie

  • CJM wrote: 93 points

    April 2, 2021 - Clear, very deep garnet, with very slight rim browning. Tar, cassis, lightly toasted oak. Very low acids, medium tannins. Black plum. Long balanced finish.

  • Somm David T Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 21, 2019 - The 09 Backus from magnum.

    Nose reveals, bright dark & mid red, candied/floral fruits of; blackberries, loads of dark cherries & strawberries, black plum, dry cranberries and hints of blue fruit on the high nose. Black licorice, dark fruit roll ups, bright red cola, dry crushed limestone minerals, Provence herbs, dark, rich, turned earth, light; fresh tobacco, leather volcanic minerals, alluvial soils with bright dark, red and blue florals.

    The body is full with soft, sweet, round tannins. The tension, structure, length and balance are just hitting their groove. Bright dark & mid red, candied/floral fruits of; blackberries, loads of dark cherries & strawberries, black plum, dry cranberries, hints of blue fruit on the high nose. Black licorice, dark fruit roll ups, bright red cola, dry crushed limestone minerals, Provence herbs, dark, rich, turned earth, light; fresh tobacco, leather, cedar, volcanic minerals & alluvial soils. Bright dark, red, blue florals with violets and lavender. The acidity is round and nicely executed. The long finish is ripe, ruby, well balanced with a sort sham rag texture on the long set.

  • jeffm_fla Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 30, 2016 - Very restrained. Bordeaux like in mouthfeel and intensity. Nice flavor, but not quite what I hoped for. Decanted for 3-4 hours.

  • jeffm_fla wrote: 88 points

    December 27, 2015 - Disappointing. Closed with a thin mouthfeel.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 010465229908

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,728 (74%)
  • Consumed 595 (25%)

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