The Year in Wine at CellarTracker. Check out CellarTracker Insights >
Red

2002 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
Drink between 2009 - 2025 (Edit)
CT95.1 59 reviews
2002
2002
N.V.
N.V.
Label borrowed from 2003
2003
Label borrowed from 2003
2003
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 2001
2001
Label borrowed from 2000
2000
Label borrowed from 2004
2004
Label borrowed from 2004
2004
Label borrowed from 2004
2004
Label borrowed from 2000
2000
Label borrowed from 2004
2004
Label borrowed from 2004
2004
Label borrowed from 2004
2004
Label borrowed from 2004
2004
Label borrowed from 1999
1999
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2005
2005
Label borrowed from 2005
2005

Community Tasting Notes 43

  • pmarlo Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 16, 2022 - A afterthought note. Had this maybe five years ago, and remember it was well developed, and fruit was softer than expected. Still good though but ready then and certainly ready now.

  • drinknick31 Likes this wine: 97 points

    July 25, 2021 - After 2 Hr. open bottle the nose is wonderful kind of loamy earthy with a touch of spice. Clean and smooth on the front pallet. Not a lot of astringency. Excellent smooth finish. Absolutely ready to pnp now. Put in a decanter for 4 more hours in the cellar and took it out and served with a rib eye.

  • jsmorris707 Likes this wine: 97 points

    January 18, 2020 - Similar to prior note after a 90 min double decant; outstanding, drink or hold & need to find more!

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • gteran76 Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 10, 2019 - Opened for around 3 hours before consumption, not decanted. The wine was ready and beautiful right at the beginning of our anniversary dinner. Very smooth, balanced with settled tannins and acidity. Bold, dark chocolate, berries and a long finish.

    Perfect wine right now and should keep on drinking well for at least 5 years.

    1 person found this helpful Comments (5)
  • jsmorris707 Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 19, 2019 - Double decanted for an hour, deep ruby with no bricking, black cherries on the nose & palate, med/firm tannins, long finish; outstanding & just entering its long drinking window

    1 person found this helpful Comment
1 - 5 of 43 More notes

Pro Reviews 2

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2005, IWC Issue #120 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • 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 8 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,044 (60%)
  • Consumed 698 (40%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  15 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-23 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close