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Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia
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Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) International Wine Cellar 93

(2005 Vintage) The Wine Advocate 96

(2005 Vintage) Wine Spectator 92

(2005 Vintage) The initial blend assembled in April of ’06 was quite reticent. Not until early ‘07 did the wine "blossom" in barrel showing amazing depth, texture and vibrant fruit qualities. Deeply colored, concent...

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    Smooth as silk. Able to cut thru the fattiness of bouef borgignon and add to its luxuriant flavor. Beutiful balance.

    about 3 years
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    Popped it open last night and blew the room away

    7 months
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    complex. smoky notes. very unique body style.

    about 7 years
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    WA 95 WS 92

    over 3 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 ...