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2003 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    10% Petit Verdot; 3% Merlot; 3% Malbec. Not surprisingly, this year's Insignia again takes its accustomed place near the head of its class. It is a very deep and involving wine with a genuinely complex interplay of ripe cherries, sweet smoke, subtle herbs and notes of dusty soil running its length. As always, it displays hallmark polish and exemplary balance, yet it is never wanting for richness or strength. It deserves to be set aside for at least four or five years and has a very good shot at i...
  • International Wine Cellar
    Full ruby-red. Slightly jammy aromas of blackberry, mocha and dark chocolate. Not especially dense or fleshy but has an attractive juicy quality and good life. Dominated by a flavor of black raspberry. Finishes with big, firm, rather fine tannins.
  • Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator