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2003 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2009 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • jonwill Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 29, 2020 - Drinking at its peak right now, tannins are fully resolved, silky smooth and attenuated dark fruits and cherry.

  • Bruce 1er wrote: 91 points

    November 20, 2020 - Big; Dark. Intense. Brooding. Earthy, tobacco, coffee, plums. Bottle 12432.

  • Ranndy wrote: 90 points

    August 2, 2020 - Decant for at least two hours before drinking. Very good aroma of Bock cherries.

  • Bruce 1er wrote: 95 points

    May 18, 2020 - Excellent. Very balanced; rich luscious fruit; soft tannins in the finish (stood upright for 6 weeks and decanted); no noticeable brown in the rim. Very youthful - many years left. Bottle No. 12,434.

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  • LiteItOnFire Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 12, 2020 - Mature velvety, dark fruits (black and red), plum, some heat with hints of leather and maybe a touch of tobacco. Would have been curious to taste this five years ago. At its peak or on way down but a ton of life left with fruit still at the forefront. Nice wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2003
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joseph Phelps
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Backus Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville
  • UPC Codes 010465208903, 010465229908

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 19 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,069 (54%)
  • Consumed 904 (45%)

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Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  17 votes

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