2001 Cabernet Sauvignon, Backus Vineyard

Publication
The Wine Advocate
Author
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Date
08/31/02
Review
"This is a superlative vintage in the North Coast. A cool (but not excessively so) growing season was followed by fabulous weather in September and October, allowing producers to harvest at their leisure. Crop size was reasonably good and my tastings revealed the finest young California Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot I have ever tasted. The wines possess extraordinary ripeness as well as sweet tannin, high glycerin and alcohol levels, and astonishing balance."
Publication
The Wine Advocate
Date
12/23/03
Award
93 Points
Review
"While the dense powerful, backward 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard reveals abundant quantities of jammy black currant fruit, loads of tannin, and impressive structure as well as definition …give it 4-5 years of cellaring; it should age for two decades."