ITEM 47816

2004 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Oakville

$259.98

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Wine Rating:

97WA 95WE

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2004

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

Wine Producer

joseph phelps vineyards

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 97 points

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard, from a steep hillside site in the low end of the Vaca mountains, across from Rudd Vineyards and Screaming Eagle, boasts an inky/purple color along with remarkably sweet tannins, especially for Backus, which tends to be a forbiddingly backward style of Cabernet. It possesses broad, expansive flavors, an opulent, full-bodied palate and unreal length. One of the superstars of the vintage, it can be enjoyed over the next 20 years.

Review Date: April 2014

Wine Enthusiast: 95 points

"It’s impossible for a Cabernet to be richer, more opulent or more hedonistically stunning on opening than this beauty from veteran Phelps. Admittedly, there are significant tannins. But the wine delivers a broadside of the sweetest, ripest cassis fruit imaginable, along with richly toasted oak. It’s the kind of Cab that will dazzle even an amateur. Absolutely gorgeous now, with immaculate elegance. About the only criticism you can offer is that the structure is a bit obvious, and ageability may be limited." - Steve Heimoff

Review Date: February 2008