ITEM 81389

2005 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Oakville

$219.98

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Wine Rating:

96WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2005

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

Wine Producer

joseph phelps vineyards

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 96 points

From a steep hillside vineyard on the lower slopes of the Vaca Mountains in Oakville emerges the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard, which is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec. This is a deeper, more primordial, richer and more masculine style of wine than the Insignia. The 2005 reveals surprisingly sweet tannin (tannin management can be an issue in certain vintages), gorgeously dark blackberry and cassis fruit, a hint of Graves-like scorched earth and volcanic undertones, and a full-bodied, powerful, concentrated, multi-layered mouthfeel. This is extremely youthful, has 14.6% natural alcohol, and seems set for another 30 years of evolution.

Review Date: June 2015