Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.59 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Dark...nearly black cassis. Blackberries, black liqueur plum, black cherries, black raspberries, creamed raspberries and pouched strawberries on the back palate, black licorice anise(the deep core of it), graphite, lead pencil shavings, menthol, herbs, spice-box, soft leather, rich black sweet earth, chocolate cake w/ dark raspberries, wet stones, dry brush, dry florals & fresh violets, light baking spices, vanilla and long rich, full, thick, candied, dark cassis finish that lasts over a minute. It has nice balance, acidity, length and a very polished finish. This will continue to get better over the next 10-15 years. Good now but will revisit in another 5-7 years. @Jory

Dark...nearly black cassis. Blackberries, black liqueur plum, black cherries, black raspberries, creamed raspberries and pouched strawberries on the back palate, black licorice anise(the deep core of it), graphite, lead pencil shavings, menthol, herbs, spice-box, soft leather, rich black sweet earth, chocolate cake w/ dark raspberries, wet stones, dry brush, dry florals & fresh violets, light baking spices, vanilla and long rich, full, thick, candied, dark cassis finish that lasts over a minute. It has nice balance, acidity, length and a very polished finish. This will continue to get better over the next 10-15 years. Good now but will revisit in another 5-7 years. @Jory

Oct 1st, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.6

Love this wine. So fresh and vibrant. From 3L. Biased review #josephphelps

Love this wine. So fresh and vibrant. From 3L. Biased review #josephphelps

Mar 13th, 2016
Jason Duff

Beautiful wine. Lots of tennis, cherry, leather.

Beautiful wine. Lots of tennis, cherry, leather.

Sep 13th, 2015
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

9.0

Jason had this 2 years ago

Jason had this 2 years ago

Jan 23rd, 2017
Garen Staglin

Garen had this 5 years ago

Garen had this 5 years ago

Feb 14th, 2014
Graham Parker

Graham had this 3 years ago

Graham had this 3 years ago

Mar 14th, 2016
Mark Raffa

Mark had this 4 years ago

Mark had this 4 years ago

Jan 8th, 2015
Tapha Sears

Tapha had this 6 years ago

Tapha had this 6 years ago

Oct 2nd, 2013
Chris Leahy

Chris had this 6 years ago

Chris had this 6 years ago

Sep 28th, 2013