Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.479 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Shelly Vega

Shelly had this 5 years ago

Shelly had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 18th, 2014
Adam Jesberger

@Mark Quezada Thank you so much. This was in perfect shape. Sooooo dense and jammy fruited, tons of coffee and chocolate character w some minty qualities and forest floor. So damn good!

@Mark Quezada Thank you so much. This was in perfect shape. Sooooo dense and jammy fruited, tons of coffee and chocolate character w some minty qualities and forest floor. So damn good!

May 24th, 2016
Michael Kvasnicka

30th anniversary. Beaut.

30th anniversary. Beaut.

Apr 30th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Black currants, black plum, blueberries, boysenberries, black raspberries, black licorice, black tea, spice-box, touch of sweet tar, dark liqueur, dried flowers, gritty dark minerals, leather, cinnamon, vanilla, loamy soil, nice acidity and long dark fruit finish. The 03 did not start well but after 3 plus hours in the decanter it really began to shine. If you have the 03, hold it another 5-8 years. Nice that it opened up after a three week "Tour de France." Love French wines but it's always good to come home! 30th Anniversary Phelps Insignia. Lastly, not a good pair with the steak. Angular with the steak and tore my palate in very wrong directions. Amazingly good all by itself!

Black currants, black plum, blueberries, boysenberries, black raspberries, black licorice, black tea, spice-box, touch of sweet tar, dark liqueur, dried flowers, gritty dark minerals, leather, cinnamon, vanilla, loamy soil, nice acidity and long dark fruit finish. The 03 did not start well but after 3 plus hours in the decanter it really began to shine. If you have the 03, hold it another 5-8 years. Nice that it opened up after a three week "Tour de France." Love French wines but it's always good to come home! 30th Anniversary Phelps Insignia. Lastly, not a good pair with the steak. Angular with the steak and tore my palate in very wrong directions. Amazingly good all by itself!

Apr 24th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

Biased review #josephphelps #insignia

Biased review #josephphelps #insignia

Mar 23rd, 2016
Sergio Caceres

General Manager/Sommelier Michelle Bernstein Restaurants

9.7

30th anniversary edition of Joseph Phelps insignia ( thank you K.K. For this amazing present) enjoying today with my family!!

30th anniversary edition of Joseph Phelps insignia ( thank you K.K. For this amazing present) enjoying today with my family!!

Dec 25th, 2014
David Eckert

Huge and could really sit for 4-5 years.

Huge and could really sit for 4-5 years.

Dec 19th, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Wow! Wine of the Night! Eagles Dallas tailgate. Big rich loaded with black fruits , big thanks to Henry!

Wow! Wine of the Night! Eagles Dallas tailgate. Big rich loaded with black fruits , big thanks to Henry!

Dec 14th, 2014
Sung Park

Nice wine

Nice wine

Jul 10th, 2014
Kimberly Charles

Stewed fruit, orange rind, bitter chocolate, black truffles...losing fruit but elegant. Higher alcohol come through in vintage & structure. Character: Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino.

Stewed fruit, orange rind, bitter chocolate, black truffles...losing fruit but elegant. Higher alcohol come through in vintage & structure. Character: Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino.

Mar 16th, 2014