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1999 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2011 - 2019 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • mp44 wrote: 92 points

    January 29, 2023 - v smooth, though not super complex - certainly v enjoyable though!

  • gman4commerce Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 12, 2020 - Tremendous - right out of the shoot, this wine was complex, left open and tasted each hour for 3 hours and it evolved amazingly well - opened up, very smooth . was for my son's 21'st birthday which made it even more special. Perfectly paired with rich steaks.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • WetRock wrote:

    February 21, 2019 - Rich and quite young. It came along after lots of wines much older than it was even at 20 but it still seems to need more time to me. Some funky greenish notes. Doesn't seem to be a classic build with some soft yet rich fruit. Might be a time when they were changing styles or it could be a result of a mixed vintage. In any case, I'd leave this well along. We tried this after it was open probably two hours.

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  • traxxx Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 9, 2017 - 3 hour decant. In a percect place right now! Great balance and extra long finish. Still rocking 5 hours later!
    Dark cherry, plum and raspberry with light leather and mushrooms. Cherry and plum finish goes on forever..a truely fantastic bottle

  • 89grange Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 23, 2017 - Amazing!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 293 (58%)
  • Consumed 202 (40%)

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