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2012 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Oakville (750ml)

SKU: 27934
WA
96+
VM
97
United States
California
750ml
Reviews/Information
"96+ out of 100…As you drive down the Silverado Trail it is hard to miss the steep, striking Backus Vineyard across the street from Screaming Eagle. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard (93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot) is a 2,800-case cuvée that tips the scales at 14.9% natural alcohol. Its dense purple color is followed by notes of acacia flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, smoky charcoal and graphite, and a lavish, full-bodied, powerful, concentrated style with a boatload of tannin. This cuvée is never the most precocious of the Phelps Cabernet Sauvignons, but patience is rewarded. Give this 2012 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30+ years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate
$209.95 each
Available: Pre-arrival