Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5484 ratings
9.4125 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Jay Eagan

Absolutely perfect

Absolutely perfect

Jun 13th, 2019
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.7

Always brighter and more youthful out of a large format! 3L

Always brighter and more youthful out of a large format! 3L

May 20th, 2019
Garen Staglin

Olive and Eucalyptus. G

Olive and Eucalyptus. G

Apr 29th, 2019
Bill Bender

If I was to identify a North Coast California vintage that is a “go to” right now I’d select the ‘05 without reservation, I’ve had so many spectacular samples lately and I’m smitten. This Backus was just singing tonight. Gorgeous, powerful multi dimensional nirvana.

If I was to identify a North Coast California vintage that is a “go to” right now I’d select the ‘05 without reservation, I’ve had so many spectacular samples lately and I’m smitten. This Backus was just singing tonight. Gorgeous, powerful multi dimensional nirvana.

Apr 4th, 2019
Henrik Poulsen

13.2% ABV.

13.2% ABV.

Jan 27th, 2019
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Napaulée at Press Restaurant. Lovely

Napaulée at Press Restaurant. Lovely

Oct 27th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

That’s Will Phelps pouring the 08 Backus of of magnum.

The nose is quiet but, shows dull fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, cherries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Some licorice, dark, rich, moist soil, crushed rocks, and fresh red florals with a hint of violets.

The body is medium. The tannins are round and soft but still have plenty of life. The fruits are bright and ripe. Dark cherries, blackberries, cherries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Some licorice, dark, rich, moist soil, crushed rocks, and fresh red florals with a hint of violets. Round acidity and well balanced finished. The 08 still need a lot more time in bottle to shine.

That’s Will Phelps pouring the 08 Backus of of magnum.

The nose is quiet but, shows dull fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, cherries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Some licorice, dark, rich, moist soil, crushed rocks, and fresh red florals with a hint of violets.

The body is medium. The tannins are round and soft but still have plenty of life. The fruits are bright and ripe. Dark cherries, blackberries, cherries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Some licorice, dark, rich, moist soil, crushed rocks, and fresh red florals with a hint of violets. Round acidity and well balanced finished. The 08 still need a lot more time in bottle to shine.

May 19th, 2018
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Wines like this make me happy. Made before the Napa- jam-era with beautiful layers of fresh ripe fruit and stunning minerals. 100% balanced with the backbone built of CS tannins.

Wines like this make me happy. Made before the Napa- jam-era with beautiful layers of fresh ripe fruit and stunning minerals. 100% balanced with the backbone built of CS tannins.

Apr 19th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Out of 6L

Out of 6L

Jan 28th, 2018
Adam Crane

Maybe in an awkward stage or slightly off bottle. Not a terrible drinker, not good at all for the price.

Maybe in an awkward stage or slightly off bottle. Not a terrible drinker, not good at all for the price.

Nov 29th, 2017