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2005 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon "Backus"

Joseph Phelps 2005 Backus Cabernet

Winery: Joseph Phelps

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Backus"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, & 2% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Oakville

State or country: CA

Price: $225

Cases produced: 1,600

KWG Score: 95.2 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: September 24, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored wine opens with a shy light black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, very nicely balanced, extremely elegant, and smooth. The flavor profile is a dusty cherry. The finish is quite dry and its rather lengthy building fine tannins sail on for quite some time. Pair this Excellent wine with a filet mignon. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromatics in the 2006 Backus are layered with classic notes of crushed rock, ripe blackberry, plum, dark chocolate and violet. The full mid-palate is dominated by flavors of mineral, mocha and dense fruit. Incredible concentration, structure and depth are the backbone of this wine and lead to the rich, long finish.

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