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Joseph Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery based in St. Helena. It was founded in 1973 when Joseph Phelps, a building contractor from Colorado, arrived in Napa Valley to build wineries. He soon decided to make his own wine and purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena. Phelps Vineyards now owns or leases 560 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley and the Sonoma Coast. The estate owns choice properties in St. Helena, Stags Leap, Oakville, Rutherford, South Napa Valley and Oak Knoll. Phelps is best known for Insignia, its flagship Napa Valley blend of red Bordeaux varieties first produced in 1974. Awarded Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” in 2005, Insignia is widely regarded as a qualitative benchmark for California winemaking. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon and small amounts of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec, Phelps also grows Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Scheurebe. The estate produces 50,000 cases annually from Napa Valley and an additional 15,000 cases from the Sonoma Coast.

2015 Beaulieu Vineyard, Caymus, Inglenook, Joseph Phelps

5-bottle Horizontal

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1986 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; very top shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  91   
6 available
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1991 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Capsule condition issue; top shoulder fill; label condition issue

RP  90   
WS  90   

1999 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

WS  93   
ST  92+    
RP  90   
2 available
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2000 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Heavy capsule condition issue

WS  91   
RP  90   

2000 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue; label condition issue

WS  91   
RP  90   

2005 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

WE  97   
RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91-94   
5 available
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2005 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

WE  97   
RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91-94   
2 available
Bid *

2005 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue

WE  97   
RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91-94   

2005 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

WE  97   
RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91-94   

2005 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

WE  97   
RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91-94   

2006 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  94+    
JS  94   
ST  92+    
2 available
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2007 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

RP  97   
WS  96   
JS  96   
WE  95   
JR  17.5   
2 available
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2007 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Label condition issue

RP  97   
WS  96   
JS  96   
WE  95   
JR  17.5   
2 available
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2007 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  97   
WS  96   
JS  96   
WE  95   
JR  17.5   
2 available
Bid *

2008 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WA  97   
WS  94   
ST  93+    
3 available
Bid *

2009 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WA  94+    
VN  93+    
4 available
Bid *

2009 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Label condition issue

WA  94+    
VN  93+    

2009 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

WA  94+    
VN  93+    
2 available
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2011 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

VN  95+    
RP  91-93   
5 available
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2011 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

VN  95+    
RP  91-93   

2012 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WS  97   
VN  97   
RP  95   
JS  95   

2013 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

VN  97   
RP  96   
JS  93   
2 available
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2014 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  96   
JD  96   
VN  93-96   
4 available
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2014 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  96   
JD  96   
VN  93-96   
2 available
Bid *