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December 4th, 2019

Backus Awarded 94pts Wine Spectator

Backus Awarded 94pts Wine Spectator

The limited-edition Cabernet Sauvignon produced from the Phelps owned Backus Vineyard in Oakville, Napa Valley has been awarded 94 points by Wine Spectator. Learn more about this 'textbook Oakville feel' winery-exclusive offering.

94 Points - 2016 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon, Backus Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley
Bold cassis and plum fruit flavors lead off here, with violet, anise, sagebrush and tobacco accents emerging quickly behind them. A warm humus note emerges through the densely layered finish. Delivers lots of bass, with a textbook Oakville feel. Best from 2022 through 2035. —J.M. (Dec. 2019)

2016 Backus Cabernet is extremely limited and available exclusively through the winery. Please call 707-967-3701 to place an order.

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