Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4126 ratings
9.118 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Dark red fruit and tobacco all over the nose and palate. Drinking so young, but gorgeous.

Dark red fruit and tobacco all over the nose and palate. Drinking so young, but gorgeous.

Jun 15th, 2019
Matt Lasater

Great bottle, no formal notes, mature and complex. Despite its tertiary character and there is still plenty of life on the palate, the oak that makes these wines so supple and lush in their youth has settled nicely.

Great bottle, no formal notes, mature and complex. Despite its tertiary character and there is still plenty of life on the palate, the oak that makes these wines so supple and lush in their youth has settled nicely.

May 19th, 2019
"Odedi"

This 19 year old Napa Red is just awesome. So delicious, with great complexity and ample black fruits on the mid palate. Showing a great mouthfeel at this point.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly and bring out all that complexity, but it is drinking very nicely right out of the bottle as well.

Powerful, balanced and juicy. Just perfect and delicious!

A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 6% Petit verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.

Thanks Mike for sharing this gem with me.
14% alcohol by volume.

98 points.

This 19 year old Napa Red is just awesome. So delicious, with great complexity and ample black fruits on the mid palate. Showing a great mouthfeel at this point.

Needs 2 hours to open up properly and bring out all that complexity, but it is drinking very nicely right out of the bottle as well.

Powerful, balanced and juicy. Just perfect and delicious!

A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 6% Petit verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.

Thanks Mike for sharing this gem with me.
14% alcohol by volume.

98 points.

Sep 29th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

I could never get sick of Insignia. It me it captures the essence of the Napa - always a blend of pedigreed sites across the Valley. Ample and undeniably California, it’s volume comes with such structure and grip - leather, tobacco, quinine and medicinal length. So good.

I could never get sick of Insignia. It me it captures the essence of the Napa - always a blend of pedigreed sites across the Valley. Ample and undeniably California, it’s volume comes with such structure and grip - leather, tobacco, quinine and medicinal length. So good.

May 5th, 2018
Charlie Abbott

Sommelier Casa Mono

9.3

Minty fresh, much more balanced than I was anticipating. Probably my favorite pairing with the BBQ we had

Minty fresh, much more balanced than I was anticipating. Probably my favorite pairing with the BBQ we had

1 person found it helpfulDec 13th, 2017
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

6.4

Guys party of 10 this 99 Insignia out of mag is gone! Terrible what happened? Who knows. See the picture . What a shame!!!! CB

Guys party of 10 this 99 Insignia out of mag is gone! Terrible what happened? Who knows. See the picture . What a shame!!!! CB

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

A little typical big cab. Medium oak and a lot of fruit...not much acid.

A little typical big cab. Medium oak and a lot of fruit...not much acid.

Mar 31st, 2017
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.7

Just magnificent Napa pleasure.

Just magnificent Napa pleasure.

Apr 10th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.5

Showing beautifully. Biased review #josephphelps #insignia

Showing beautifully. Biased review #josephphelps #insignia

Mar 23rd, 2016
Brian Brill

Found Dallas Sommelier Society

8.7

Still opening up.

Still opening up.

Jul 1st, 2015