(2012 Vintage) The 2012 Insignia has an inky dark hue and aromas of ripe blackberries, star anise, cigarbox, clove and sweet mochanotes. Richly opulent with velvety texture and supple tannins, this full-bodied offering envelops the palate in luscious, lingeringblack plum and violets along with layers of baking spices.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc
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 ...