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2011 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2014 - 2028 (Edit)
CT94 25 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • KAT9 Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 17, 2022 - I am getting a floral bouquet on the nose. Very fragrant. Some dark fruit, some hint of minerality. On the palate, very balanced. Nicely done wine. Table mate tasted some bell pepper but I didn’t get it at all. Really good wine.

  • stuartwh wrote:

    September 9, 2022 - At Dormie

  • stuartwh wrote: 94 points

    August 19, 2022 - Good a little light

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • CJM wrote: 95 points

    July 3, 2022 - Clear very deep garnet with some rim browning. Chocolate, tar, braised fennel medium acids, medium tannins pomegranate. Long balanced finish.

  • gew71walsh wrote: 91 points

    November 21, 2021 - Drank over two days. Deep purple in glass; dark berries, plum and mocha on palate. Somewhat reserved on nose. Lingering finish. This is a good wine in a trying vintage. My only point of reference at this time is 2010 Backus, and this pales by comparison. Hopeful that later vintages will approach 2010, rather than 2011.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons at Age Ten (May 2022), 5/1/2022 (link)

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

  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 9/1/2014 (link)

    (Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Oakville) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC Issue #174 (link)

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

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2011 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Terroir Matters - Updated (Nov 2013) (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • 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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,330 (74%)
  • Consumed 459 (26%)

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