1986 Cabernet Sauvignon, Backus Vineyard
Winemaker Notes A young and intense wine with deep color and plenty of flavors; its ripe cherry, currant and spice flavors offer a touch of methol and oak on the finish.
Winemaking Data Grapes were harvested at an average of 23.0° Brix, fermented in stainless steel tanks, and aged 11 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites, and bottled in May 1988.
94 Points - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The 1986 Backus has gobs of fruit and extract, great color, exceptional length, and the rich chocolatey, tobacco, toasty bouquet that sets this wine apart from the others. (Feb. 1988)
Blend and Grape Sources 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot from independent growers.
Appellation Oakville, Napa Valley
Harvest Dates September 2, 1986
Aging/Cooperage 11 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels before being blended, fined with fresh egg whites, and bottled in May 1988.