2007 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Napa

- 750 ml
97
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$225.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
56129-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard boasts a stunningly pure nose of blueberries and blackberries with notions of toast and flowers in the background. The floral nature of the fruit only adds to the wine's complexity...glorious, full-bodied, opulent 2007 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink it over the next three decades. Robert Parker

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2007
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer J.Phelps: Since around 1973, the creative visionaries behind Joseph Phelps Vineyards have been striving to compete with and surpass the viticultural legends of the world. California has proven to be possibly the most influential New World region, and it's wineries like this that come together to create that image. The wine quality on display here is fabulous, and it would take a tragedy to derail their pace on the road to viticultural dominance. The reds are bursting at the seams with ripe, explosive fruits, especially blackcurrant and cherry. The wine races like a bullet, exposing your tastebuds to a myriad of fine aromas, including baking spices, and delicious cinnamon. The whites, on the other hand, lean more towards caramelized pear and lush, gentle white peach and apricot.
Rating 97 RP
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
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