Joseph Phelps Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Insignia 2000

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"77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec "

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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

[4953] 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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Snooth User: John Andrews
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4.00 5
03/03/2008

Very nice wine ... elegant but I guess expecting it to be spectacular


Snooth User: amcwilliams3
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4.50 5
02/06/2008

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!


Snooth User: 97mjr
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4.50 5
03/05/2009

[4953] 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.


Snooth User: pearlullaby
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4.00 5
05/03/2011

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!!


Snooth User: Big Reds
4294529
3.50 5
02/10/2008

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

External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

This Bordeaux-inspired red blend is remarkably elegant and supple, with a silky smooth texture and a wonderful array of ripe currant, plum, cedar, coffee and vanilla flavors that keep pumping through the long, full, lingering aftertaste. Delicious.


External Review
05/19/2011

Deftly balanced, dark color, rich fruit yet elegant, with tiers of currant, mocha, blackberry, espresso bean. Firms up at midpalate and flexes its tannic strength on the finish. Best to cellar a year or two. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2004 through 2012.


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Winemaker's Notes:

"77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec "

"77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec "

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