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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2006 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.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 95+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2009
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2009
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2002 Vintage) 78% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Merlot; 7% Petit Verdot; 1% Malbec. Once again showing the extraordinary combination of polish, fruity depth and wonderfully rich oak that is particular to the very best of the Insignia lineup, this concentrated, intensely aromatic wine comes up long on character and style. Its evident ripeness is manifest in a touch of last-minute heat, but its fleshy feel, superb balance and neatly fit tannin bring it a peerless sense of refinement that will tease us all long before ...
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/15/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2011