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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia

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(2004 Vintage) 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 5 years
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    Excellent. 74F is too warm to drink.

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • 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 Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/05/2011
  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 97/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2011
  • Robert Parker
    (2008 Vintage) "The blend of the 2008 Insignia, 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot, is not terribly different from the 2007. However, I suspect the production will be a lot less given the frost damage in early spring. The color is an inky/purple and the wine shows lots of cassis, blueberry, graphite and floral notes, good acidity, stunning concentration and purity, and a long finish. Another great success for Phelps, the 2007 and 2008 Insignias may be the best back-to-back vintages they have ...