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"77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec "Read more...
Very nice wine ... elegant but I guess expecting it to be spectacular Read more
Plum & Blueberry on nose and flavor profile. Very enjoyable. Will continue to improve for another 5 years. Well made wine with perfectly integrated... Read more
 No decanting, drack over 2 hours. Inky. Nose of smoke, cherries, mint. Medium bodied not a huge wine by Insignia standards. On the palate, c... Read more
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Very nice wine ... elegant but I guess expecting it to be spectacular
Plum & Blueberry on nose and flavor profile. Very enjoyable. Will continue to improve for another 5 years. Well made wine with perfectly integrated tannins. Would decant for 1 hour if you have the time. Enjoyable!
 No decanting, drack over 2 hours. Inky. Nose of smoke, cherries, mint. Medium bodied not a huge wine by Insignia standards. On the palate, chocolate, mint, smoke, cassis, cherry licorice. Bordeaux in style. Pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Better than the Ladera. Though it was lacking somewhat in structure; so drink now.
Very nice wine.beautiful and explosive aromas.strong black berry fruit,vanilla on the nose.insignia is always one of my favorite wine .the price is effort able .even this is not the best year for insignia but I still like it very much.enjoy the amazing full body insignia!!
Phelps Insignia has a come of age. The 2000 is a very refined california wine.
External Reviews for Joseph Phelps Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Insignia
A dark, deliciously rich and complex youngster, brimming with layers of currant, blackberry, plum, mineral, spice, chocolate and cedar. Finishes with a gush of flavors, yet maintains its finesse and grace. Best from 2002 through 2012.
Ripe and polished, complex currant, herb, blackberry, cherry, sage, tea and spice flavors, all sharply focused and built on a frame of supple tannins. Tasty already; best from 2001 through 2008.
This is an amazingly intense young blockbuster in need of cellaring. Dark rich and deeply concentrated, with a firm, tightly wound core of currant, black cherry, mineral, anise, sage and mocha-laced oak. Beautifully focused, with firm acidity and firm yet supple tannins, it could well go 30 years! Best from 2004 through 2016.
Dark, inky color. Intense aromas of black currant, plum, black cherry, spice and oak. Tremendous richness, with concentrated, intense fruit flavors. Notable for its gorgeous tannin structure. Complex and fine. Very smooth, like a single malt scotch. Long, rich finish. Young, needs time. A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot.
The 1996 Insignia is a notch below the 1995, 1994 and 1997. It exhibits a dark purple color in addition to an elegant nose of cedar wood, fruitcake, coffee and black currants. Medium to full-bodied, with a firm underpinning of tannin, classic black currant flavors, and a long finish, this effort is impressive, but tighter and more narrowly-constructed than the three aforementioned vintages.
Deep ruby-red. Exhilarating, vibrant aromas of cassis, minerals, cocoa powder and brown spices. Juicy, very intensely flavored and sharply delineated; offers lovely restrained sweetness and great finesse. Complex and light on its feet. Finishes bright and fine, with firm tannins and strong dark berry, tobacco and woodsmoke flavors. Remarkably subtle oak. Even better than it shows last winter.
Superrich and seductive version of this prestigious red, its layers of currant, black cherry, chocolate and ginger turning smooth and polished, with a long, intricate aftertaste. Best from 2002 through 2012.
"77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec "
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