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2001 Joseph Phelps - Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Oakville - Red

USA - California - Napa - Oakville

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

Since its founding in 1972, Joseph Phelps Vineyards has been on the cutting edge of many California wine developments. From the Bordeaux-blend Insignia, first made in 1974 and Wine Spectator's wine of the year for the 2002 vintage; to the resurrection of California Syrah, also first produced in 1974, the winery has earned critical acclaim for its many estate-grown wines.
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94
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2017 VF: 2007-2020
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 114
Author Eduardo H
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.118%
Tasted On 08/01/2011
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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.557%
Tasted On 09/10/2010
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Drinking very well, better than last year for sure.

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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.259%
Tasted On 05/01/2005
Drink Dates 2010-2017

Medium to dark red with chocolate, toast, cherry, and caramel scents. This wine's nose reminds me of another famed Oakville Cabernet - Screaming Eagle. Moderate to heavy tannin with excellent mouthwatering acidity. Tannins endure for longer than they should so I expect this wine will always be marked with a tannic bite. Nice chocolate flavor paired with sweet cherry overtones. Lacks a bit of fruit concentration but still this is a very nice if very expensive Cabernet from the heart of the Napa Valley. 100% Cabernet aged for 23 months in new French oak prior to bottling.

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