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1983 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 1990 - 2017 (Edit)
CT92.6 5 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Somm David T Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 21, 2019 - 1983 Backus from 3L.

    The nose shows lean, stewed fruits. While it is always a treat to drink their older vintages, this one probably better served 5 years early. Still enjoyable. Blackberries, dry, dark cherries, rhubarb, bright cherries, ripe strawberries, old leather & tobacco, limestone minerals, cedar to saddle-wood, steeped tea, touch mint & dry herbs, crushed dry rocks, underbrush, forest floor with withering, dry red floral bouquet.

    The body is lean and very well resolved tannin structure. The tension, structure, length has lost some their step. Blackberries, dry, dark cherries, rhubarb, bright cherries, ripe strawberries, old leather & tobacco, limestone minerals, cedar to saddle-wood, steeped tea, touch mint & dry herbs, crushed dry rocks, barnyard, pine twigs, underbrush, forest floor with withering, dry red floral bouquet. the acidy is nice. The finish while fun, interesting has lost some of its flare but, again, still enjoyable.

  • fdub Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 14, 2014 - Perfectly aged CA cab. Mature but still alive and kickin.

  • davergny Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 12, 2014 - Amazing, after 2 bottles from my father's cellar that were so minty/funky they were pretty much undrinkable, this last bottle I have is really nice! A little mint on the nose and palate, but also a beautiful silky texture, some light strawberry fruit, a solid mid-palate, and decent finish. Enjoyable.

  • affordableCollector wrote: 93 points

    September 12, 2013 - red, orange, brown, in the color. cherry, dried black fruit, earth, mineral, forest soil, olive, cedar, oak, on the nose. medium acid, medium tannins, on the finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1983
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joseph Phelps
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Backus Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 27 (53%)
  • Consumed 24 (47%)

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