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1997 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley
4 Ratings
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4 Ratings
1997 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley

Wine Description

Elegant, with ripe, supple, polished currants, plum and blackberry flavors, fruit focused with an elegant finish with ripe and integrated tannins.

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    96<br/>

    almost 5 years
WINEMAKER'S NOTE
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, the 1997 Insignia reflects a new level of quality from both the vineyards and the growing regions.
Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Full ruby. Supersweet aromas of blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, espresso and tobacco. Thick and seamless yet bright and sharply defined. Very long and spicy on the aftertaste, with excellent grip. Sweet tannins coat the teeth. Williams says the selection for Insignia is based on quality and concentration rather than on a particular flavor profile.
  • Winemaker's notes
    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, the 1997 Insignia reflects a new level of quality from both the vineyards and the growing regions.
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 94.3 pts. and median of 94 pts. in 240 notes)
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