Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.342 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

What a wonderful wild berry, spice and wild fresh flowers on the nose. Ripe dark cassis, dry cranberries, ripe rhubarb, dry cranberries, cooked strawberries, dusty brown earth, crushed volcanic minerals, cedar, leather, tobacco, spice-box, dry floral bouquet and lean fresh fruit to dry long finish. Consistent throughout. Out of 3L. Wine of the day there.

What a wonderful wild berry, spice and wild fresh flowers on the nose. Ripe dark cassis, dry cranberries, ripe rhubarb, dry cranberries, cooked strawberries, dusty brown earth, crushed volcanic minerals, cedar, leather, tobacco, spice-box, dry floral bouquet and lean fresh fruit to dry long finish. Consistent throughout. Out of 3L. Wine of the day there.

Sep 18th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

20 years in, this wine is just hitting its stride. From magnum. Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

20 years in, this wine is just hitting its stride. From magnum. Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

Apr 18th, 2016
Will Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.8

Just stunning! 20 years old, barely tasted older than the 10-year-old 2006 we had with it. Biased review.

Just stunning! 20 years old, barely tasted older than the 10-year-old 2006 we had with it. Biased review.

Feb 3rd, 2016
Chris Hyde

Out of magnum - complex and rich. This wine is ageing gracefully.

Out of magnum - complex and rich. This wine is ageing gracefully.

Dec 18th, 2015
Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

9.2

Amazing balance, soft tannin, burst of black fruit from start to finish. Sweet pipe tobacco note mid palate. Since my in laws were watching the kids, my wife and I decided to indulge.

Amazing balance, soft tannin, burst of black fruit from start to finish. Sweet pipe tobacco note mid palate. Since my in laws were watching the kids, my wife and I decided to indulge.

Aug 19th, 2015
Dan Fishman

Winemaker Donum Estate

7.8

Mennnhhhhh

Mennnhhhhh

Jul 28th, 2015
Nikolay Dimitrov

Great nose. A lot of fruit. Liqurish on the nose with a lot of fruit. Black berry, bing cherry, black current. Tannins are soft and balanced, slightly dusty.

Great nose. A lot of fruit. Liqurish on the nose with a lot of fruit. Black berry, bing cherry, black current. Tannins are soft and balanced, slightly dusty.

Feb 24th, 2019
Ned Gray Creed

Yep. That is right with the world.

Yep. That is right with the world.

Oct 20th, 2018
Jean Ong

Enjoy very much with my friend.

Enjoy very much with my friend.

Jul 8th, 2016
Justin Ennis

The 1996 out of Magnum. If you have this vintage do not hesitate to drink it now. Tasting great but is ready to be enjoyed.

The 1996 out of Magnum. If you have this vintage do not hesitate to drink it now. Tasting great but is ready to be enjoyed.

May 16th, 2016