1985 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley
335 Ratings
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335 Ratings
1985 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2001 Vintage) With complex aromas of black cherry, plum, chocolate, currant and toasty oak, the wine displays layers of flavor and richness that disguise its power and longevity. Beautifully crafted and balanced, Insignia reflects a new level of quality from both the vineyards and the growing regions. "A triumph. Aged nearly two years in all-new French oak, this massive wine stuns with its superb balance. Manages the elusive challenge of reining in hugely ripe black currant, cherry and oak flavors and sweet t...

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/05.
  • Robert Parker