Joseph Phelps Insignia 2008: Bold. Rich. Stunning. Velvety black fruits. Mocha. Eucalyptus. Leather. Consisting of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot & 4% Merlot, this was the perfect 1.5L of pure liquid greatness. What better way to celebrate two milestone events but with this extremely special bottle. Simply the finest Napa Valley Bordeaux-style blend ever! Happy Birthday mom & Happy belated 50th Anniversary! Cheers🍷 — 4 days ago
Classic Chardonnay texture and mouthfeel with flavors like white peach, hazelnut, and citrus zest just singing at you. — 15 days ago
Black raspberry, creme de cassis, creme de violet, hot iron, ink, dried beef, woodsmoke, laurel, pine forest, ash, pastille, blood, granite. Thick, dense with tannins that show the heat of the growing season. Remarkably balanced and even keeled given the warmth, not losing the savory and meaty nature Gonon always carries. The granite is biting and persistent throughout the palate, balancing all that chewy fruit. — 12 days ago
열리기 전 : 갓 구운빵의 향. 포도나무향이 짙고 단맛이 거의 없으며, 과일향보다는 oak 와, 흙뿌리 향이 강함. 산도가 아직은 조금 높은 듯. / 열린 후: 말린 풀 태운 약간 Tobacco 같은 향과 과일맛이 더 올라옴. 처음엔 떫지 않았는데 시간이 지나면서 떫은 맛이 올라옴. — 11 days ago
For an old world Syrah, this is showing significant fruit: cranberry, black currant, and blackberry. Background aromas, however, shine through with smoked minerals, black pepper, leather, and vanilla.
I love the juicy, lengthy, peppery finish on this wine. — 13 days ago
Young and killer. The best value in St. Joseph. It cannot be debated. Nose is gorgeous with roasted herbs de Provence, black berry, huge mineral core, so layered and elegant. Amazing finesse. Flowers. Just an outrageous nose. Massive, backwards and so juicy. Awesome power, depth and concentration. Huge fruit soak on the finish. So fresh and granitic on the finish and what a finish it is! Just a sick wine. Give it 5 years. Best since 17 and 15. — 7 days ago
Just stunning. Blackberry, violets, so so floral, earthy, mineral, saddle leather, meaty, so so good. Concentrated, inner mouth florals, grippy still but also starting to get to secondary. Long. Long. Stunning depth to the fruit on the backend. Amazing. Velvety tannins. Grippening up. So long and complex. Wonderful finesse. So good — 5 days ago
To celebrate 6,500 reviews on Vivino, I chose this nicely aged Syrah.
Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.
Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, metals, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, vinaigrette and pencil lead.
Full bodied, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, blueberries, wood, cloves, vanilla, spices, espresso, dark chocolates, peppercorn, pencil lead and earth.
Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is wonderful Syrah from Napa Valley. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Showing great complexity and mouthfeel.
This 20 year old needs 45 minutes to open up properly, and remove the barnyard smell.
I've had this vintage a few years ago, and this is my last bottle. I'm glad it was such an enjoyable wine.
This is gorgeous and delicious. Rich, yet subdued. Elegant and smooth.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a BBQ burger.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
95 points. — a month ago