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#390391 - 09-16-2019 08:56:41 TN: 1995 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Napa Valley
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1995 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Napa Valley

A beautiful old Napa Cab. Opaque dark red in color, hardly any fading at the edges. Licorice and black cherry on the nose. The dark fruit is still lush, but not at all jammy. Black cherries, blackberry, semi-sweet chocolate, cassis. Smooth tannins, nice acidity, fine balance. The finish is moderately long, but subtle, cherry and anise. A lovely old cab, rich and smooth. Doesn't look like it will be heading south over the next 3 to 5 years, perhaps longer depending on your palate preferences. "A"

Charlie


Edited by Charlie Chadwick (09-16-2019 14:01:45)

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#390393 - 09-16-2019 11:19:11 Re: TN: 1995 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Napa Valley [Re: Charlie Chadwick]
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I often preferred the Backus to the Insignia. But don't recall in '95.
Tom

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#390396 - 09-16-2019 14:03:25 Re: TN: 1995 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Napa Valley [Re: TomHill]
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Tom,

I agree regarding the Backus vs Insignia. 95 was the last year I bought either one.

Charlie

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#390397 - 09-16-2019 14:49:10 Re: TN: 1995 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard Napa Valley [Re: Charlie Chadwick]
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Drinking well, I see! I've had the pleasure of Backus only twice and both at the MacArthur's Barrel Tastings; probably mid-oughts. Truly a Napa Cab of character.
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