1998 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley
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317 Ratings
1998 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley

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.

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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.

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    one of the most amazing wines I have had the pleasure of drinking.

    almost 2 years
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    great wine ready to enjoy

    4 months
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    22% Merlot. It has been argued that this version of Insignia is not up to past efforts, and we have little dispute with that idea on the surface. But, one taste of this lovely, supple, rich bottling makes the strong point that Phelps has succeeded in 1998 when so many others have not. Fairly concentrated and well-fruited with scent of cherries and currants pushing forward of loamy, oaky, root beer-like nuances, the wine is wonderfully polished and rounded on the palate yet displays a background o...
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