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2015 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2021 - 2037 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • jcampano Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 29, 2021 - Floral Notes with black cherry, plum and licorice. Complex wine with firm tannins and tasty minerality, blackberry and black cherry. Decant for at least 3 hours.

  • Darwine Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 19, 2021 - opened up in about 45 minutes. Beautiful nose of clove, dark fruit dominated by black cherry and a touch of leather. Taste had black cherry, cassis and blackberry and some mineral touch. The tannins were soft but fully integrated for a long fish and a touch of leather and chocolate. This wine has a lot of life to go and will only get better.

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  • drinknick31 Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 25, 2020 - Lighter than expected on opening with a Very Bordeaux nose and first taste. After an hour Very refined with a lots of astringency. Thick legs after 3 hours in the decanter on this full body cab. Lost the “Bordeaux” after some time and showed its Napa roots Just can’t put my fingers On the taste and i am usually pretty good. Earthy is all I could come up with. That’s when I use the term refined meaning the winemaker was able to put together the flavors perfectly without over weighting any one specific taste. Overall a good bottle but I must admit not worth the price. I can spend much less for better with ease. Phelps insignia is one of my long time favorites but I was hoping for more here. I actually rate insignia higher and prefer it to backus.

  • Darwine Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 23, 2020 - A fantastic wine - paired it with a standing rib roast and was perfect. Opened up within 45 minutes. Nose was earthy and herbal like clove and some leather and dark fruit. Layered flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cassis with soft tannins making for a long finish ending in some chocolate mocha notes. A very bold Napa Cab.

  • Darwine Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 29, 2020 - An earthy nose of clove and dark fruit. The palate bursts with black cherry notes and cassis. The finish is soo long and full of fruit with that hint of chocalate at the end drawing you in one more time. Truly a full bodied Napa Cab - a real enjoyment! This wine is perfect at this time but will go for years and who knows where!

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    North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley's Incredible 2016s, 1/31/2019 (link)

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    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • 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 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 2,004 (87%)
  • Consumed 295 (13%)

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