Joseph Phelps Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Insignia 2006
Deep, rich cabernet. Good tannin and balance but something is missing for me.
Wonderful wine that displays depth and power. The ink purple hue is.beautiful. The boque is very balanced...No big huge fruit up front on the nose. Just a balance of berry, and dark fruit. Wonderful front and mid patale....But it's the end palate that makes for this wine being special. The tannins are so balanced, and the finish goes on....and on.....and on. You can still taste the wine minutes later after the your last sip. This was my first Insignia...and it was well worth it.
Excellent - smooth and well balanced
Didn't have the body of the 2005, but excellent just the same. Perfect with steak, delicious by itself. Seems to be aging nicely so looking forwared to opening another one next year.
Delicious classic napa cab. Not overly complex, but sometimes , who cares
Easy drinking in a great way.
External Reviews for Joseph Phelps Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Insignia
Since 2004, 100% of the Bordeaux varietals used in the Insignia proprietary blend have been from estate vineyards. There are just under 15,000 cases of the 2006 Insignia, a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot. Made in a dense, full-bodied, muscular style, it is less charming than the 2005, with high tannin, extract, and richness. The blackberry and cassis characteristics are accompanied by notions of damp earth, subtle oak, licorice, and forest floor. It, too will benefit from 3-4 years of bottle age, and should drink well for two decades or more. - Robert Parker 94-96 Points Teasing with its floral, spicy cherry, wild berry and currant aromas, this is full-bodied, firm and structured, tight and focused, offering glimpses of what lies ahead with its complex mix of flavors and tightly wound tannins. Yet its finesse and refinement are apparent on the finish. Needs time. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2011 through 2018. 16,900 cases made. -JL ...
Layers of ripe cassis and blackberry fruit on this wine's nose and palate are underscored by impressions of spice, clove and anise, with a lush, plummy fruit generosity supported by firm, well structured tannins.
Deeply colored, concentrated and layered, with floral, anise, black cherry and graphite aromas, this wine is classically structured with excellent acidity, well-balanced tannins and a mouth-staining, persistent finish.
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95+ points - Robert ParkerThe 2006 Insignia (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot; 16,000 cases produced) is a superb effort in this vintage. Another 30+ year wine, it boasts a dense plum/purp
95+ points - Robert Parker"The 2006 Insignia (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot; 16,000 cases produced) is a superb effort in this vintage. Another 30+ year wine, it boasts a dense plum/purple color as well as abundant notes of licorice, black currants, charcoal, black olives, and graphite. Full-bodied, pure, and rich with moderately high tannins, it represents a California version of a Bordeaux from Pauillac or St.-Julien. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2045." (12/09)95 points - Connoisseurs' Guide"Already amazingly seductive with wonderfully rich aromas of sweet oak, cocoa and fully expressed fruit making a first-rate introduction, this riveting young wine in no way lets up on the palate and delivers deep, multi-faceted flavors that combine ripeness, sweet oak and very precise fruit in near-perfect proportion. As is often the case with Insignia bottlings, it is so beautifully balanced that it invites early drinking, and, while we do not condemn giving in to its charms, we also would lobby strongly for patience as its best years lie down the line." 94 points - Wine Spectator"Teasing with its floral, spicy cherry, wild berry and currant aromas, this is full-bodied, firm and structured, tight and focused, offering glimpses of what lies ahead with its complex mix of flavors and tightly wound tannins. Yet its finesse and refinement are apparent on the finish. Needs time. Best from 2011 through 2018." (10/09)