Joseph Phelps 2004 Backus Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)

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.

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  • Alcohol
    14.6%
  • Bottle Size
    750 ml
  • Category
    Red
  • Date Published
    2/1/2008
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