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2005 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 62

  • gossba Likes this wine: 93 points

    April 6, 2021 - Mild cocoa and earthy tones on back. Not as much fruit as I had hoped. Drink now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ralaspech wrote: 92 points

    June 27, 2020 - Note from memory--very good cabernet but to me didn't have the complexity to justify the price. Shared with Lisa and Claire.

  • DWStyle wrote: 94 points

    May 16, 2020 - Very nice but needs 3-5 more years in the cellar. Balanced and pure, tannins are still pronounced and a bit bitter. Long finish. Great wine but I would give it more cellar time.

  • sdr wrote: 90 points

    February 4, 2020 - I Guess I Just Don’t Get It (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida): I like that instead of a monolithic fruit lollipop there’s a sense of dirt. Clean dirt but anything to interrupt the parade of Fruit Loops in this series is welcome. In addition, it actually improved with air.

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  • alohaboys Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 28, 2019 - Bought as a relative novice and thought after 9 years let’s try. Decided my palate had good taste in past. Bday gift to myself

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    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 4 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,939 (62%)
  • Consumed 1,168 (38%)

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