Red

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 10

  • 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

  • Cayoung Likes this wine: 95 points

    March 23, 2017 - Amazing!

  • lgeeker wrote:

    August 16, 2016 - Tuesday Night Double Blind Tasting, $40 and under (Bin 75): Pop n Pour. Deep, dark color. Heavy nose, dark fruit, coffee. Has tannin, seems more Old World in style. Has some oak, but French. I thought this was a young SuperTuscan, can't believe it's this old. Has plenty of time to go.

  • AlexHop Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 8, 2016 - Drinking perfectly now. Very elegant and round.

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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)

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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 282 (65%)
  • Consumed 146 (34%)

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