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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine 2014

That time when Saturday Halloween costume shenanigans led to another great bottle.

No better time than the present to open that great bottle (assuming it’s not a baby). At some point during my wine evolution I realized that if I wait until the “perfect moment” to open that special bottle of wine, I might never open it. I am not going to get ridiculously carried away opening every bottle, but I am making an effort to enjoy fantastic wines soon rather than later.

The details: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc and was brought up all in 100% new French oak for 24 months. This wine comes from six estate vineyards across Napa Valley, from St. Helena to Oak Knoll District. Winemaker Ashley Hepworth.

Rule # 53 - Make the occasion, don’t wait for the occasion.
— a month ago

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Eric

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Agreed! Plus there’s nothing worse than sitting on a bottle too long and being disappointed with the showing when you finally open it.
Deborah M

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@Eric that’s a really good point about waiting too long!

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Silver Oak

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2002. In the same cellar spot since release. Youthful color, no bricking. The fruit might be fading a bit… but it’s silky smooth at 20 years old. Happy Thanksgiving! — 3 days ago

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

What a Thanksgiving treat! Lush red fruit with hints of slate and tobacco. Long lingering mid pallet aftertaste. Deep red color. Goes good with a good Cuban cigar. Held up to a varied turkey day menu. Food and wine improved both. Outstanding 🍷🍷🦃🍷🦃🍷 — 2 days ago

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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours 🍷

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

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Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, black plums, cedar, licorice, chocolates, vanilla, earth, light vinaigrette, tobacco leaf, herbs, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, espresso, tobacco leaf, earth, herbs, eucalyptus, spices, peppercorn and mildew.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Showing great complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

This 13 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Nicely balanced, rich and extracted. Elegant and fruit forward.

Wine Spectator 92 points.

A good quality wine that will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot and 1% Malbec.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$550.
— 18 days ago

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Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Very smooth and mellow. I would have liked a more tannic feeling but I let this age. Very crowd pleasing. Robust but not overwhelming. — 14 hours ago