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Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard 2005

Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard 2005
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SKU: 210000011463

WA94-96: A brilliant effort, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard (2,500 cases) exhibits superb finesse and ripeness, but, atypically for this European-styled vintage, it possesses enormous weight and richness. Beautifully rich, full-bodied, and powerful as well as seamless, it should turn out to be a superb example from this grand cru site.

VM92+: Cool but sweet aromas of medicinal black fruits, licorice, menthol and graphite; today this comes across as sweeter than the Insignia. Then massive and pliant for the year, showing a distinctly warmer character than the Insignia. With aeration, this exuded lovely inner-palate perfume, thanks to bright acidity, which gives lift to the fruit. But this very young wine finishes with substantial tannic clout.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2005
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
California
Vinous Media
92
Wine Advocate
96