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1992 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • prof b wrote:

    July 31, 2021 - Acquired recently from a reliable retailer. Opened and followed for about two hours. Initially, the wine had some dark fruit and plenty of tertiary elements including leather, tobacco, and even some graphite. Over time, the tertiary elements began to dominate, making it come across as past peak.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    May 15, 2020 - With some mint and green and yet still powerful fruit on the nose. Palate has a savory edge. Delicious.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

    November 29, 2019 - Friendsgiving Dinner (Riverwoods, IL): Mature black plum and cherry with cedar, green pepper and eucalyptus hits. Good weight and length, perhaps slightly drying on finish. Another wine I oddly preferred more than most other tasters tonight.

  • gteran76 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 1, 2019 - Opened and drank about 40 minutes after, it was a bit acid at first, after a few minutes it opened up and showed a darker and earthy side. It’s softening (obviously) but I think it can last another 5+ years.

  • Nothung Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 28, 2018 - Wow! Still drinking strong. A powerful and beautifully nuanced California cab. Opened about an hour before drinking, not decanted.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1992
  • 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 010465228901

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 96 (69%)
  • Consumed 43 (31%)

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Community Recommendations

and Gautam had game trio (elk, and quail), Lamb rack, venison, We had Elk Tenderloin

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