2001 Phelps, Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2001 Phelps, Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2005
The 2001 Backus has really closed down since last year. Like the Insignia I gave it the identical rating I had 12 months ago so it has not really moved much at all. A backward styled effort from a hillside vineyard... The 2001 Backus has really closed down since last year. Like the Insignia I gave it the identical rating I had 12 months ago so it has not really moved much at all. A backward styled effort from a hillside vineyard overlooking the Oakville Crossroads this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits dense purple color to the rim and a big sweet black fruit nose with scorched earth and loamy soil notes. The wine is powerful broodingly tannic tightly knit but shows tremendous upside potential. It should only be purchased by those willing to invest 5-6 years of bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025. Tel. (707) 963-2745; Fax (707) 963-4831