Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.499 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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
Matt Duncan

Round, rich with ripe youthful tannin.

Round, rich with ripe youthful tannin.

Mar 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
Joe Kaiser

The 2004 at 15-years of age is still youthful! Well balanced as always, just a wonderful blend, love the fruit with tea notes, oak is fully integrated in the wine pure silk! Held up well against Harlan, Scarecrow, Morlet, Hall, & Rudd Cabs. Just a. Lass act!

The 2004 at 15-years of age is still youthful! Well balanced as always, just a wonderful blend, love the fruit with tea notes, oak is fully integrated in the wine pure silk! Held up well against Harlan, Scarecrow, Morlet, Hall, & Rudd Cabs. Just a. Lass act!

Jul 6th, 2019
Teresa S

Wow - still bright fruit, tannins. Lovely.

Wow - still bright fruit, tannins. Lovely.

Jun 2nd, 2019