Joseph Phelps Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Insignia 2009

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93-96 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a big, generous wine that cover...

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Solid wine. Drank it over the course of 2 hrs with noticeable improvement. Do not plan to buy again with a $150 price tag. Maybe other vintages... Read more

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - Joseph Phelps Insignia 2009 Magnum - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvig... Read more

Good deep ruby. Rich but youthfully stunted aromas of plum, currant, chocolate, licorice and mint. Then plush, fine-grained and sweet on the palate... Read more

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03/03/2013

Solid wine. Drank it over the course of 2 hrs with noticeable improvement. Do not plan to buy again with a $150 price tag. Maybe other vintages command this price but not the 2009.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - Joseph Phelps Insignia 2009 Magnum - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 1500 ml


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Good deep ruby. Rich but youthfully stunted aromas of plum, currant, chocolate, licorice and mint. Then plush, fine-grained and sweet on the palate, with excellent fat and a loamy complexity to the flavors of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and graphite. This has evolved nicely since I tasted it a year ago from barrel. In a distinctly generous style but structured for a long life in bottle. Finishes with gripping, tongue-saturating tannins and terrific chocolatey length.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Combines deep, ripe dark berry fruit with crushed rock, cedar and lead pencil notes, and the tannins have a green bitter edge. A step back in richness and complexity for Insignia, this is built for cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2014 through 2024.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a big, generous wine that covers the palate with waves of dark red fruit. Today it is beautifully expressive and opulent yet also well balanced. An explosive finish rounds things out in style. This looks to be a relatively approachable Insignia. Floral, spicy notes round out the finish. In 2009 the blend is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2029.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

A gorgeous, totally voluptuous wine, the 2009 Insignia bursts from the glass with exuberant blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, cloves and cassis. In 2009, the Insignia is silky and polished, yet there is considerable underlying tannin that needs time to soften. Layers of fruit flow effortlessly to the huge, structured finish. I imagine the 2009 Insignia will enjoy a broad drinking window. It is striking today, but also clearly has the stuffing to age for many, many years. The 2009 is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2017–2029.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

This wine continues a long-standing tradition, showing a mastery of the art of blending. It’s made using grapes that are sourced from at least six vineyards scattered from Yountville to St. Helena. Right out of the bottle, it’s a soft, smoothly tannic wine that’s rich in blackberry jam, black currant, blueberry, raspberry, dark chocolate and spice flavors. The wine, which contains small amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec, is so powerful, it easily carries the 100% new French oak. Just gorgeous now, and it should develop bottle complexity for at least the next 10 years.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Fine red wine- Joseph Phelps Insignia 2009 - USA - Region: California - Apellation: Napa Valley - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

93-96 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a big, generous wine that covers the palate with waves of dark red fruit. Today it is beautifully expressive and opulent yet also well balanced. An explosive finish rounds things out in style. This looks to be a relatively approachable Insignia. Floral, spicy notes round out the finish. In 2009 the blend is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. (Dec 2011)

93-96 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a big, generous wine that covers the palate with waves of dark red fruit. Today it is beautifully expressive and opulent yet also well balanced. An explosive finish rounds things out in style. This looks to be a relatively approachable Insignia. Floral, spicy notes round out the finish. In 2009 the blend is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029. (Dec 2011)

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