Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine

9.498 ratings
9.416 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.5

Spectacular. Even better following an hour of decanting. #josephphelps #insignia biased review

Spectacular. Even better following an hour of decanting. #josephphelps #insignia biased review

Apr 10th, 2018
David L

04’ Joseph Phelps Insignia . Thought it would be close to a pop & pour...NO! Thick tannins that dissipate nicely after a 45 minute decant. Full - bodied.
Color- Dark purple
Nose- Flowers , lavender
Palate- Blackberry , espresso, light oak, nicely integrated acidity.
WOW... Seamless/smooth.
Drinking- now with another 5+? great years. Could possibly be many more. Drinking so nicely, why wait.

04’ Joseph Phelps Insignia . Thought it would be close to a pop & pour...NO! Thick tannins that dissipate nicely after a 45 minute decant. Full - bodied.
Color- Dark purple
Nose- Flowers , lavender
Palate- Blackberry , espresso, light oak, nicely integrated acidity.
WOW... Seamless/smooth.
Drinking- now with another 5+? great years. Could possibly be many more. Drinking so nicely, why wait.

Dec 17th, 2017
Daniel McGeough

Fun to try, was pretty tasty in a slutty kinda way

Fun to try, was pretty tasty in a slutty kinda way

Jun 26th, 2017
Andrew S

All about the dark fruits. Silky smooth in every way. A nice earthiness underneath and a visit in mineral/graphite.

All about the dark fruits. Silky smooth in every way. A nice earthiness underneath and a visit in mineral/graphite.

Apr 9th, 2017
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.3

Biased review #insignia

Biased review #insignia

Mar 23rd, 2016
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.5

2004, in good form. Still so much life ahead.

2004, in good form. Still so much life ahead.

Jul 12th, 2015
Ludovic Anacleto

Starts jammy as a breakfast at the Lanesborough then unfolds to a very muscular, articulate wine. It's intense, powerful and extremely focused. Anis, cassis, dark berries marmalade. Can't recall the specifics of the vintage but I feel a quite hot one. The 04 insignia feel quite reductive and over ripe for me. Not my taste at all but a good example of an over the top wine.

Starts jammy as a breakfast at the Lanesborough then unfolds to a very muscular, articulate wine. It's intense, powerful and extremely focused. Anis, cassis, dark berries marmalade. Can't recall the specifics of the vintage but I feel a quite hot one. The 04 insignia feel quite reductive and over ripe for me. Not my taste at all but a good example of an over the top wine.

Jun 21st, 2015
Scott Claffee

A family Christmas tradition. @josephphelps

A family Christmas tradition. @josephphelps

Dec 28th, 2014
David Eckert

Go Giants!!!

Go Giants!!!

Oct 15th, 2014
KJ Lim

Opened more than 90mins with a decanter.
This wine is glamorous!

Opened more than 90mins with a decanter.
This wine is glamorous!

Dec 10th, 2020