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Joseph Phelps Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Insignia 1988

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Medium-bodied, a bit tart, with a green edge to the currant, herb, sage and tea flavors. Most of the tannins have resolved, so it's definitely ready. Finishes with tar, herb and green olive notes. A blend: 50 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 percent Me... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1988 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine 750ml

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards:
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery committed to crafting world class, estate grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch in Spring Valley near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District and South Napa Valley. Phelps is best k... Read more
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery committed to crafting world class, estate grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch in Spring Valley near St. Helena, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District and South Napa Valley. Phelps is best known for its flagship blend of red Bordeaux varietals, Insignia, 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. Annual production at Phelps includes Insignia, Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Eisrébe, Syrah and Viognier. Read less

External Reviews for Joseph Phelps Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Insignia

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Medium-bodied, a bit tart, with a green edge to the currant, herb, sage and tea flavors. Most of the tannins have resolved, so it's definitely ready. Finishes with tar, herb and green olive notes. A blend: 50 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 percent Me... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1988 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine 750ml




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