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Joseph Phelps Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Insignia 1990

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80% Cabernet Sauvignon primarily from Banca Dorada Vineyard in the Rutherford Bench and Las Rocas Vineyard in the Stag's Leap District; 10% Las Rocas Merlot; 10% Banca Dorada Cabernet Franc. This is the first vintage that estate-grown grapes from Las Rocas and Banca Dorada have been blended together, and the wine has deep berry and blackcurrant aromas and flavors, soft tannins, and a long, lush finish.

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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
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Layered Rice Pudding

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External Reviews for Joseph Phelps Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Insignia

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Firm, dark andintense, chunky and chewy, with gritty tanninswrapped around a core of stewed plum and blackcherry, with dashes of mineral and sage. Turns dryand tannic, but offers lots of substance anddepth



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80% Cabernet Sauvignon primarily from Banca Dorada Vineyard in the Rutherford Bench and Las Rocas Vineyard in the Stag's Leap District; 10% Las Rocas Merlot; 10% Banca Dorada Cabernet Franc. This is the first vintage that estate-grown grapes from Las Rocas and Banca Dorada have been blended together, and the wine has deep berry and blackcurrant aromas and flavors, soft tannins, and a long, lush finish.

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