1990 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley
318 Ratings
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318 Ratings
1990 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) The 2010 Insignia is striking. Cool, mineral notes frame a core of blue and black fruit, licorice, spices, smoke, and melted road tar as this stunning wine opens up in the glass. Totally alive in the glass, the 2010 captures the essence of this cold, late harvest. Hints of menthol, violets and crushed rocks all flow through to the incisive, vibrant finish.

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Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2000 Vintage)
  • 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)