Joseph Phelps Vineyards Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

That’s Will Phelps pouring the 08 Backus of of magnum. The nose is quiet but, shows dull fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, cherries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Some licorice, dark, rich, moist soil, crushed rocks, and fresh red florals with a hint of violets. The body is medium. The tannins are round and soft but still have plenty of life. The fruits are bright and ripe. Dark cherries, blackberries, cherries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Some licorice, dark, rich, moist soil, crushed rocks, and fresh red florals with a hint of violets. Round acidity and well balanced finished. The 08 still need a lot more time in bottle to shine.

That’s Will Phelps pouring the 08 Backus of of magnum. The nose is quiet but, shows dull fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, cherries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Some licorice, dark, rich, moist soil, crushed rocks, and fresh red florals with a hint of violets. The body is medium. The tannins are round and soft but still have plenty of life. The fruits are bright and ripe. Dark cherries, blackberries, cherries, black raspberries & creamy raspberries. Some licorice, dark, rich, moist soil, crushed rocks, and fresh red florals with a hint of violets. Round acidity and well balanced finished. The 08 still need a lot more time in bottle to shine.

9.2

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

Don't get to pop one of these every day. Very solid wine. Still incredibly young and tannic. Outshined by the Hillside Select, but this bottle was better than Insignia from the same vintage

Don't get to pop one of these every day. Very solid wine. Still incredibly young and tannic. Outshined by the Hillside Select, but this bottle was better than Insignia from the same vintage

9.3

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Still a baby but very approachable now. I hope to try this vintage again in a decade or two. #backus #josephphelps biased review.

Still a baby but very approachable now. I hope to try this vintage again in a decade or two. #backus #josephphelps biased review.

9.5

David Pearson Delectable Pro

It's actually the 2008. Beautiful wine.

It's actually the 2008. Beautiful wine.

9.0

Kevin Fitzpatrick

Glorious wine great unctious fruit and minerality.

Glorious wine great unctious fruit and minerality.

9.6

Jay Isaacson

And then there was this....

And then there was this....

9.9

Skip Smyser

Absolute home run

Absolute home run

9.5

Claire Lee

Wow

Wow

10

Tom Lee

Celebrating some good news

Celebrating some good news

10

Ari Kleinman

Beautiful, smooth, big cab. One of my absolute favorites

Beautiful, smooth, big cab. One of my absolute favorites

10

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