Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.76 ratings
9.64 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
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Blend of 88% Cab Sauv, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cab Franc sourced from estate-owned vineyards, aged 24 months in 100% new French oak, their 40th vintage. Still tasting great, young and juicy, should easily last another couple of decades+ in the bottle. Deep Ruby, dark fruits, spice, complex nose. On the palate juicy rich berry fruits, vanilla oak. well structured harmonious wine. Fine soft rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and sweet earthy tones. Wow!

Blend of 88% Cab Sauv, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cab Franc sourced from estate-owned vineyards, aged 24 months in 100% new French oak, their 40th vintage. Still tasting great, young and juicy, should easily last another couple of decades+ in the bottle. Deep Ruby, dark fruits, spice, complex nose. On the palate juicy rich berry fruits, vanilla oak. well structured harmonious wine. Fine soft rich tannins, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and sweet earthy tones. Wow!

Jun 30th, 2022
Drew Dodson

A baby baby baby

A baby baby baby

Oct 11th, 2015
Sean Genn

2013 barrel sample. This wine is very open and full of wonderful fruit now. It's going to be great in 5 years

2013 barrel sample. This wine is very open and full of wonderful fruit now. It's going to be great in 5 years

Jul 18th, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.6

Future tasting of the 13 Insignia. Super bright fresh fruit. Blackberries, creamy raspberries, blueberries, ollie berry, vanilla toasted barrel, crush rocks and nice mineral finish. Very fruit driven at this point. This will cellar a long time and be spectacular in 20 plus years.

Future tasting of the 13 Insignia. Super bright fresh fruit. Blackberries, creamy raspberries, blueberries, ollie berry, vanilla toasted barrel, crush rocks and nice mineral finish. Very fruit driven at this point. This will cellar a long time and be spectacular in 20 plus years.

Jun 13th, 2015
Hannah Vickers

When you’re going to be separated from your best friend for 4 months, you deserve to open someone fabulous to say Bon voyage. Thanks to Padre for the wine!

When you’re going to be separated from your best friend for 4 months, you deserve to open someone fabulous to say Bon voyage. Thanks to Padre for the wine!

Aug 13th, 2021
Rachael Zakaria

Rachael had this 6 years ago

Rachael had this 6 years ago

Sep 20th, 2016