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2016 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 97 points

    May 21, 2022 - Phelps Customer Appreciation Day 2022 (Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Napa Valley): At Phelps Customer Appreciation Day. From magnum, nose of black forest cake, black berry, kirsch, and a touch of mint, intense floral nose and intense concentration on the palate, same on the palate, needs 4 years in the cellar, and probably merit 100 points, subdued, sublime, and rich tasting, almost elegant, very soft, silky tannins on the midpalate, and long finish. Retail $1440 magnum and $850 bottle.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (4)
  • Order66 wrote: 85 points

    March 28, 2020 - Somewhat better than the 2016 Insignia. Still lots of oak, vanilla and brown sugary ripeness. Almost raisin-y. Hopefully it’ll integrate over time, but I’m not holding my breath.

  • CJM wrote: 96 points

    February 4, 2020 - Clear deep garnet with no rim browning. Toasted oak, cigar box, black plum. Very low acids, medium to high tannic. White pepper. Long slightly tannic finish. Tasting room.

  • JackCali Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 10, 2019 - Drank at the winery, very pleasant not overly extracted or tannic

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,695 (89%)
  • Consumed 323 (11%)

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