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2004 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • tunaguy Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 13, 2022 - One of the best napa wines I've had in some time and up there with the very best. Everything about this wine is pure and classic Oakville. Lots of life still left in the tank but excellent today

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  • Ecoenophile wrote: 93 points

    August 6, 2022 - Initial decant of 2 1/2 hours. Held up nicely. Purple fruit and dark cherry… a little tobacco on the finish Fine grain and fully integrated tannins Easy to enjoy … and great with a medium rare filet with wild mushroom bordelaise.

    Finish second half the next day and enjoyed just the same.

  • gymnastpro wrote: 97 points

    July 2, 2022 - One of the best wines I've ever had from the Oakville region and in general. Sweet cassis with a suave mouthfeel and long but semi sweet finish. Truly a spectacular wine in all aspects.

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  • Winedad53 wrote: 93 points

    April 6, 2022 - Purple black and bold, much like a younger Malbec, this wine was dense and concentrated with a youthful core of blackberry, cedar, smoke and licorice. 5-7 good years of life left, will try again in 2024.

  • Darwine Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 24, 2021 - A beautiful wine- hitting its stride now!! A full bodied wine with a nose of sweet floral, dark fruit and some oak. Flavors were full of fruit - black cherry and a load of plum. The finish was long and gentle with dark fruit and a sweet spice. Had it with a great ribeye which made this wine spectacular!!

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    3/1/2012 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,674 (59%)
  • Consumed 1,156 (41%)

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