406 Ratings
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia
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Wine Description

(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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    beautiful nose. bit of must, barnyard and earth nose. very smooth wine w long finish. had a hard time nailing flavor profile. aube chocolate but couldn't pin it down. a great wine but not unforgettable. day 2. opened up more and was silkier and smoother.

    over 5 years
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    I think perfection tastes like this vintage 15 years later and no signs of deteriation

    about 1 month
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    black berries, plum, cedar. what an amazing bottle of wine. would like another.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/15/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2011
  • 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
  • Wine Advocate
    (2005 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06