2008 Phelps, Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • WS 94
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2008 Phelps, Joseph Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus is a beautifully delineated wine endowed with tons of personality and sheer class. The wine comes alive in the glass with crushed rose petals dark raspberry jam licorice and spices... The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus is a beautifully delineated wine endowed with tons of personality and sheer class. The wine comes alive in the glass with crushed rose petals dark raspberry jam licorice and spices. There is an exotic element to the fruit that is highly appealing. Today the tannins are quite firm suggesting the wine needs at least a few more years in the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2038.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
Firm and intense this is beautifully structured with a tight vivid core of mineral-laced raspberry black cherry anise and cedar flavors. Full-bodied and firming nicely on the finish where the minerality provides a flinty... Firm and intense this is beautifully structured with a tight vivid core of mineral-laced raspberry black cherry anise and cedar flavors. Full-bodied and firming nicely on the finish where the minerality provides a flinty edge. Drink now through 2022. 1445 cases made.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2011
Bright ruby. Aromas of blueberry crushed stone licorice and violet. Very tight and energetic with dark berry flavors complicated by meaty smoky and saline nuances. Ultimately creamier than the Insignia this saturates... Bright ruby. Aromas of blueberry crushed stone licorice and violet. Very tight and energetic with dark berry flavors complicated by meaty smoky and saline nuances. Ultimately creamier than the Insignia this saturates the entire mouth and leaves the taste buds vibrating. Finishes with major tongue-coating tannins superb persistence and captivating minerality.