1994 Phelps, Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 94

Reviews for 1994 Phelps, Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1997
I believe the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard is the finest wine this vineyard has yet produced. Sadly only 600 cases are produced. The 6.75-acre Backus Vineyard is situated in a high rent neighborhood - the... I believe the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard is the finest wine this vineyard has yet produced. Sadly only 600 cases are produced. The 6.75-acre Backus Vineyard is situated in a high rent neighborhood - the Dalla Valle Plumpjack Groth Venge Family Reserve and Screaming Eagle vineyards surround it! Phelps' 1994 Backus exhibits an opaque black/purple color and huge sweet aromatics consisting of jammy black cherry and cassis fruit minerals smoke and a hickory-like barbecue spice. The wine is thick and super-extracted with huge proportions of fruit extract and tannin. A gargantuan Cabernet Sauvignon it demands 5-6 years of cellaring and should last for 20-25 years. In spite of Phelps' worthy efforts with respect to its Mistral portfolio and excellent Chardonnays and sweet wines this winery's international reputation is built on their Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.