406 Ratings
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia
$149.99 USD
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Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) The 2011 Insignia is layered with aromatics of dark fruit, cardamom, tobacco, Herbs de Provence and graphite on the nose. Fresh and lively this elegant wine boasts bright red cherry, blackberry and espresso throughout the palate with supple tannins.

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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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...
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2009