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2008 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Oakville Napa Valley
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About Joseph Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards was born out of owner Joseph Phelps's love for the Napa Valley, which he discovered while his construction firm was building a winery near St. Helena. Today, Joseph Phelps Vineyards produces several wines that are 100% estate grown, including the flagship Insignia, a lush, highly concentrated blend of Bordeaux varietals.

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2008 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Oakville Napa Valley

Producer: Joseph Phelps
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa
Appellation: Oakville

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93(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(this wine and the 2009 version are 100% cabernet sauvignon, as Joseph Phelps is replanting some petit verdot and malbec):  Bright ruby.  Aromas of blueberry, crushed stone, licorice and violet.  Very tight and energetic, with dark berry flavors complicated by meaty, smoky and saline nuances.  Ultimately creamier than the Insignia, this saturates the entire mouth and leaves the taste buds vibrating.  Finishes with major tongue-coating tannins, superb persistence and captivating minerality.

94 Points | Wine Spectator
97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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