Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.427 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
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
Martin G Rivard

@Ron R @Mike Rowe @Bill Bender @Joe Lucca @David A Lentine @Carl Fischer Pretty good but not amazing. I used to be on Joseph Phelps club list just to get access to this one. I discontinued the club years ago and stopped buying this given its high price point and mediocre taste profile. My Palate has expanded since those early days. Thank goodness!
I would not buy this unless you find it for 50% off online. Every wine we've had today has been better than this overpriced bottle.
I'm just saying,

@Ron R @Mike Rowe @Bill Bender @Joe Lucca @David A Lentine @Carl Fischer Pretty good but not amazing. I used to be on Joseph Phelps club list just to get access to this one. I discontinued the club years ago and stopped buying this given its high price point and mediocre taste profile. My Palate has expanded since those early days. Thank goodness!
I would not buy this unless you find it for 50% off online. Every wine we've had today has been better than this overpriced bottle.
I'm just saying,

Dec 4th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Big fruit with a leather and tobacco nose - spectacular, complex, balanced - I want more!!

Big fruit with a leather and tobacco nose - spectacular, complex, balanced - I want more!!

Sep 5th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Dark fruits (primarily blueberry) with mocha notes

Dark fruits (primarily blueberry) with mocha notes

Jun 11th, 2016
Fredrik Johansson

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

9.0

2010 -YOUTHFUL... Dense. Will be amazing once the layers start to separate themselves...

2010 -YOUTHFUL... Dense. Will be amazing once the layers start to separate themselves...

Jan 9th, 2015
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

Biased review

Biased review

Dec 3rd, 2014
Jason Duff

Celebrating family, an amazing wine. Best of the best.

Celebrating family, an amazing wine. Best of the best.

Jun 19th, 2018
Wulf Losee

Equal to Opus One in its lushness, complexity, and tannic structure. Wonderful! 2010 opened march 2017 (and stored in suboptimal conditions!).'Nuf said.

Equal to Opus One in its lushness, complexity, and tannic structure. Wonderful! 2010 opened march 2017 (and stored in suboptimal conditions!).'Nuf said.

Mar 15th, 2017
Benjamin Disesa

Young, big fruit flavor a, refreshing acidity with rough coiled tannins. Dark color beautiful nose.

Young, big fruit flavor a, refreshing acidity with rough coiled tannins. Dark color beautiful nose.

Sep 11th, 2015
Casey Stewart

Wow. Best I've had in 2015 maybe? Oaky, earthy and smokey = home run. Good job on this one Joey!

Wow. Best I've had in 2015 maybe? Oaky, earthy and smokey = home run. Good job on this one Joey!

Jun 24th, 2015