ITEM 17502

1997 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Oakville

$199.98

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Wine Rating:

93WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1997

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

Wine Producer

joseph phelps vineyards

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points

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. Tel. (707) 963-2745; Fax (707) 963-4831

Review Date: December 2000