401 Ratings
Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia
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Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 Insignia is layered with aromatics of dark fruit, cardamom, tobacco, Herbs de Provence and graphite on the nose. Fresh and lively this elegant wine boasts bright red cherry, blackberry and espresso throughout the palate with supple tannins.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2004 vintage marks the first time Insignia has been blended entirely from estate-grown fruit – the fulfillment of a dream that has taken many years to realize. The low-yield vintage produced a wi...

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    WA 95 WS 94 WE 97 WE 2008 #29 CELLAR SELECTION

    over 4 years
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    Excellent. 74F is too warm to drink.

    almost 4 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    72% Cabernet Sauvignon; 14% Malbec; 12% Petit Verdot; 2% Malbec. Among the richest and most succulent wines to be had in December's very fine bunch, Phelps's latest Insignia is a sweet and flamboyant wine that literally oozes concentrated, cassis-like fruit. It is filled out by lots of very rich, creme caramel oak, and it finds added dimension by way of its loamy earth accents. Its ample, well-tailored tannins go nearly unnoticed in light of its wonderfully plush texture, and if there are temptat...
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    This stunner of a wine is deep, dark and nearly opaque at first glance. The perfumed nose has tons of dark chocolate with ripe dark fruits like blackberry and fig as well as hints of vanilla and toa...
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