Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard, Joseph Phelps 1997

RegionU.S.A.
SubregionNapa Valley
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Tasting Notes

Deep ruby. Tightly wrapped aromas of blackberry, cassis, mint and Valrhona chocolate. Sweet, layered and chewy in the mouth; shows distinctly more rustic texture and flavors than the Insignia. Impressively large structure. Finishes with big, chewy tannins and a hint of menthol. But the tannins are thoroughly ripe. A very strong vintage for this wine.

Score: 92Stephen Tanzer, vinous.com, June 2000

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