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2014 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2020 - 2033 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Darwine Likes this wine: 98 points

    November 29, 2022 - A fantastic wine. Opened with a nose of black cherry, dark plum and a touch of leather. This beautifully balanced wine with soft tannins and rich ripe dark fruit, black cherry, plum and blackberry was sooo good. A real mouthful of delicious fruit. Finish was long and ended with a nice chocolate flavor! An amazing wine - glad I have 6 more as it gets better every year!!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Ceo wrote: 95 points

    June 26, 2021 - Amazing with Steak after a 1 hour decant

  • mklasing Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 30, 2021 - Smooth and beautiful! Tannins are soft and compelling.

  • pkouchu wrote: 95 points

    January 26, 2021 - blackberry, spiced plum, red cherry, mocha, leather, licorice, blue florals, peppercorn, cassis, toasted oak, and savory herbs. The fruit is very much youthful, big and full, richness on the palate.

    Secondary spice and earthy undertones are barely settling in, and the tannins are still relatively firm.

    Needs time but great potential

  • gteran76 Likes this wine: 95 points

    December 20, 2020 - Opened at 1:30pm and left inside the cellar until 6pm, then decanted for 30 min and was still shut down on the nose, so I double decant it (back into the bottle and back to the decanter) and 10 min after it was singing!!! Lots of smoke, mocha, tobacco, and fascinating finish. I see this wine gaining in complexity in the next 3-5 years so I’m holding onto my last bottle.

    Had with Omaha Filet Mignon Private Reserve medium, double bake potatoes and porcini risotto from Giovanni’s!

    95+

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s, 12/29/2017 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016-Part1 (Dec 2016), 12/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • 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 9 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,813 (84%)
  • Consumed 514 (15%)

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