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    Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

    Ratings

    • RP96
    • ST92
    Price: $189.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 121661

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2003 Backus Cabernet is saturated in color with a dark purple, ruby red hue. The aromas of mocha, minerality, black fruits and graphite are characteristic of this unique, grand cru vineyard in the Oakville appellation. The incredible nose is framed by robust tannins, bright fruit flavors and subtle French oak notes, with a depth and concentration that follows through on the palate.
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    Critical Acclaim:

    Full-bodied, powerful, and rich, the deep purple-hued 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard boasts a rich, sumptuous bouquet of graphite, blueberries, truffles, and damp earth. With an almost inky intensity, it will benefit from another 2-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well for two decades or more.

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Medium ruby-red. Cassis, bitter chocolate and a hint of eucalyptus on the nose. Juicy, intensely flavored and focused, with a lovely spine of acidity giving definition to the purple fruit flavors. Showing more cut than fat today, but this wine is hiding its underlying density of material and opulence. The tannins seem a bit rough today, but this was bottled just two months prior to my tasting.
    Rating: 92(+?)

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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