2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Backus Vineyard

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Publication
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Author
Antonio Galloni
Date
December 2012
Award
94+ Points
Review

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard is very nicely balanced from start to finish. Hints of tobacco, crushed flowers, new leather and spices add complexity to the inky black fruit. Firm, powerful tannins suggest it will be years before this 2009 is ready to provide maximum pleasure. From time to time, the wine's inner perfume and expressive black fruit show a glimpse of their potential, but the 2009 is a wine that begs for cellaring.