Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.58 ratings
-no pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

wonderful notes of blueberries, black plum, blackberry, cassis, cloves, vanilla, baking spices, beautifully structured tannins. Improved significantly after an hour decanting

wonderful notes of blueberries, black plum, blackberry, cassis, cloves, vanilla, baking spices, beautifully structured tannins. Improved significantly after an hour decanting

Apr 10th, 2017
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.6

Exotic and expressive, but also very young. Tasted at Vinous map event.

Exotic and expressive, but also very young. Tasted at Vinous map event.

Dec 17th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

Dec 17th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Fruits are fresh and run juicy to dry. Black plum, blackberries, dark raspberries, bit of stewed strawberries, tannins are dusty/gritty, leather, spicebox, baking spices, dark powdery minerals, good acidity, balance and finish. Check it again in 8-10 years but good for 20 years.

Fruits are fresh and run juicy to dry. Black plum, blackberries, dark raspberries, bit of stewed strawberries, tannins are dusty/gritty, leather, spicebox, baking spices, dark powdery minerals, good acidity, balance and finish. Check it again in 8-10 years but good for 20 years.

Aug 12th, 2016
Kevin Ortzman

Dark fruit and tobacco on the nose with a, not surprising, blackberry on the palate - great way to finish off Father's Day!

Dark fruit and tobacco on the nose with a, not surprising, blackberry on the palate - great way to finish off Father's Day!

Jun 20th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

Dark cherries,black licorice nose. Super dark cassis fruit that moves into mid red fruits on the palate. Caramel, dry rose, sweet spice, rich dark wet earth.

Dark cherries,black licorice nose. Super dark cassis fruit that moves into mid red fruits on the palate. Caramel, dry rose, sweet spice, rich dark wet earth.

May 8th, 2016
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.8

If I could I'd love to taste this side by side with an 02 insignia

If I could I'd love to taste this side by side with an 02 insignia

Mar 16th, 2016
Mark Blatty

A Napa classic...

A Napa classic...

Feb 10th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

The nose leads you down a path to oak and very ripe fruit notes, however the palate is pure, precise like a howitzer shell of tannin and structure. Should be killer in 10+ years as the palate is fresh, with very good balance and acidity. Complexity with age should increase the score and my interest but right now it needs time.

The nose leads you down a path to oak and very ripe fruit notes, however the palate is pure, precise like a howitzer shell of tannin and structure. Should be killer in 10+ years as the palate is fresh, with very good balance and acidity. Complexity with age should increase the score and my interest but right now it needs time.

Dec 17th, 2015
Justin Bothur

I'd love to see this again in 7 years and then 15.

I'd love to see this again in 7 years and then 15.

Oct 29th, 2015