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🍷 — 8 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
Très bon. Le sucre est présent (5.1g) mais pas trop exagéré. Un mélange de fruits rouges mûre, acidité moyenne, un goût assez enveloppé. $19 SAQ. Bon avec spaghetti entre autre. — 10 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. — 15 days ago
Classic Chardonnay texture and mouthfeel with flavors like white peach, hazelnut, and citrus zest just singing at you. — 19 days ago
2011 tasted April of 2021. While the flirtatious wines of Bordeaux will, with rare exceptions, betray my trust, I can always depend on Joseph Phelps to provide me with a solid bottle wine.
Year after year, no matter what the stresses of the vintage were, the wine makers at JP know how to produce perfectly balanced Cabs and Cab blends (but they’re not as successful with the non-Cab varietals).
This bottle of JP’s Cab is decade old, and it’s just hitting its stride. Lots of leather, rust, and a hint of mint on the nose. Ripe cherries and pomegranates on the front. The original velvety tannic balance has become just a wee bit tattered over the years. But this new-found roughness provides a youthful and boisterous counterpoint to the rest of the component that are entering a staid middle age (in wine years that is). It’s like your 45-year-old dad going wild and buying a Harley Davidson, then cruising off down the road. You say, “WTF! That’s is the way to live!” Lots of gravely high notes on the mid palate, but the old velvety tannins reassert themselves on the long finish. This is a damn lovely wine!￼ — a month ago