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420 Ratings
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia
$99.99 USD
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Wine Description

(1998 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, the 1998 Insignia reflects a new level of quality from both the vineyards and the growing regions.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 95+/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2009
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2009
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (1999 Vintage) 71% Cabernet Sauvignon; 21% Merlot; 6% Petit Verdot; 1% Cabernet Franc; 1% Malbec. Always in the hunt for top honors in any vintage, Phelps's tete du cuvee scores big points again for its stunning impressions of fruity depth, its appointment of lovely oak and its altogether impeccable sense of balance. Full on the palate with plenty of volume and lots of essential extract, it is remarkably refined and is finished with an aftertaste of cassis, plums and vanilla that seems to go on forever. Like it...
  • Robert Parker
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/21/2013
  • Wine Spectator
    (2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015