1963 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley
317 Ratings
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317 Ratings
1963 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

(From NV Vintage) Grapes from each vineyard are vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, in contact with the skins, over an average period of 21 days. After malolactic fermentation, the blend is assembled within six month of harvest and aged approximately two years in new French oak barrels. The wine is then given a light filtration before bottling.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2011
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2008 Vintage) "The blend of the 2008 Insignia, 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot, is not terribly different from the 2007. However, I suspect the production will be a lot less given the frost damage in early spring. The color is an inky/purple and the wine shows lots of cassis, blueberry, graphite and floral notes, good acidity, stunning concentration and purity, and a long finish. Another great success for Phelps, the 2007 and 2008 Insignias may be the best back-to-back vintages they have ...
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2001 Vintage) 8% Petit Verdot; 3% Malbec. Far and away the more polished of the two showcase bottlings from Phelps, this year's Insignia is simply bursting with well-extracted curranty fruit and is, from its first sniff through to its very long finish, a luxuriant wine that is layered with gorgeous oak. It claims different territory than its sturdier partner below, and it achieves a real sense of elegance without sacrificing richness or size. It is so finely balanced that it almost tempts drinking now, but its...