1997 Phelps, Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 1997 Phelps, Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2000
Deliciously rich ripe smooth and polished with dense tiers of currant mocha black cherry plum spice and cedar flavors. Turns silky-smooth and chocolaty on the finish. Best from 2003 through 2014. 800 cases made.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
From a hillside overlooking the Oakville District Phelps produces small quantities of their single vineyard Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon which is aged in 100% new French Taransaud oak. The sensational 1997 Cabernet... From a hillside overlooking the Oakville District Phelps produces small quantities of their single vineyard Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon which is aged in 100% new French Taransaud oak. The sensational 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard is a muscular highly-extracted full-bodied effort that requires 3-4 years of cellaring. Although not very approachable it displays great fruit intensity in its huge thick viscous flavors redolent with black currants new saddle leather spice box and toasty oak. Long powerful and intense it exhibits both sweet tannin and immense concentration. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2025.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2000
Deep ruby. Tightly wrapped aromas of blackberry cassis mint and Valrhona chocolate. Sweet layered and chewy in the mouth; shows distinctly more rustic texture and flavors than the Insignia. Impressively large structure... Deep ruby. Tightly wrapped aromas of blackberry cassis mint and Valrhona chocolate. Sweet layered and chewy in the mouth; shows distinctly more rustic texture and flavors than the Insignia. Impressively large structure. Finishes with big chewy tannins and a hint of menthol. But the tannins are thoroughly ripe. A very strong vintage for this wine.