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White

2010 Joseph Phelps Viognier

Napa Valley more

7/4/2015 - rhanke wrote: 90 points

of the 2 Viognier we had at our 4th of july party, this was better than the other. (2012 Porter Creek Viognier Timbervine)

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Red

2009 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/6/2015 - jaxpaj wrote: 93 points

More earth and mineral than I like. Silky tannins with plenty of depth to the wine, just not the taste profile I prefer.

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Red

2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/5/2015 - jonanator wrote: 93 points

Another awesome showing. Great wine!

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Red

2009 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

7/5/2015 - msuwright wrote: 91 points

A brooding and intense blend that met my basic expectations for a good Napa cab - but, for the price and reputation, it should have done far more. Nose of cedar and blackberry, thick in body, inky red in color. Tastes of blueberry, leather, and tar, with mouth-coating and dry tannins that subsided, a bit, in the second hour. 14.5% alcohol. For my money, there are plenty of better $100-200 CA cabs out there. Give it a few years, and it might live up to its reputation - but it was disappointing now.

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Red

2009 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyards

Sonoma Coast more

7/5/2015 - Swekman wrote: 89 points

This wine has a nose of rlush raspberries, strawberry jam, and pencil lead. It has light, yet well integrated tannins with a smooth, lingering finish.

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Red

2012 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Pastorale Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

7/4/2015 - Tazdevil Likes this wine: 92 points

A smooth and fruity wine. Has some nice deep favors. An excellent wine.

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Red

2001 Joseph Phelps Insignia

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7/3/2015 - yukoner wrote: 91 points

A bit of a let down....given the reviews. Perhaps a little past it's prime.

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Red

2003 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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7/3/2015 - Wineshington wrote: 89 points

Slightly past its prime. A little to candied or sweet. That said, stlil a nice wine, but not what it was 5 years ago.

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Red

2004 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Oakville more

7/2/2015 - BlindontheVine01 Likes this wine: 95 points

Still young, but nevertheless great wine!

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1990 Joseph Phelps Scheurebe Special Select Late Harvest

St. Helena more

7/1/2015 - mike l. Likes this wine: 88 points

tasted at huge blind wine tasting party (and the days that followed):

very sweet but enough nuance to keep things interesting.

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Red

1990 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Backus Vineyard

Oakville more

6/29/2015 - ljl Likes this wine: 94 points

This bottle showed no hint of age. No browning around the edges. Full fruity taste

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Red

2004 Joseph Phelps Insignia

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6/26/2015 - Anonymous wrote: 94 points

Last red of the evening and not so many specific notes. In the bouquet dark forest fruits, luxurious oak, cigar box and sweet spices. On the palate the same dark fruits and sweet spices, chocolate as well. Beautiful acidity and soft tannin with still a soft bite. Very tempting, harmonious and delicious wine. Ready now and the next 5+ years.

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Red

2002 Joseph Phelps Insignia

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6/28/2015 - davidandrose Likes this wine: NR

Have coravin'd several glasses out of the same bottle; first glass was disappointing and shallow. Another pop glass from the same bottle three months later showed an aged new world nose of leather and ripe berries. Fine-grained tannins provide some up-front edge, but this is otherwise a fruit-driven offering, showing ripe black fruit with a modest finish. Much more enjoyable but still not a wine for long-term aging. Concur with 2018 drink-by date.

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Red

2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia

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6/28/2015 - SteveN100 wrote: 94 points

Popped at June cookout. Great bouquet and ripe tannins. Almost there, but could have used another couple years. Still, ridiculous.

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Red

2008 Joseph Phelps Insignia

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6/25/2015 - CJM wrote: 92 points

Clear, very deep garnet. Toasted vanilla, cigar box, cassis. Low acids, low tannins. Leather, tar. Long tannic finish. By the glass. Tasting room.

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Red

2012 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Quarter Moon Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

6/25/2015 - CJM wrote: 91 points

Clear garnet. Limestone, black cherry, chocolate. Medium to low acids, low tannins. Clove, rhubarb. Medium to long balanced.finish. by the glass. Tasting room.

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Red

2012 Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Pastorale Vineyard

Sonoma Coast more

6/25/2015 - CJM wrote: 90 points

Clear, pale garnet. Pencil shavings, clove, black cherry. Low acids, medium to low tannins. Cedar, cinnamon. Medium to high balanced finish. By the glass. Tasting room.

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White

2013 Joseph Phelps Viognier

Napa Valley more

6/25/2015 - CJM wrote: 88 points

Clear, pale straw. Violets, lavendar, pear. Medium acids, low tannins. Lemon curd. Medium slightly acidic finish. By the glass. Tasting room

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Red

1977 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/24/2015 - Vinnut Likes this wine: 93 points

Medium-deep, reddish garnet in color with slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward, attractive and complex nose of well-developed & mature ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blueberries & cassis with overtones of mint/eucalyptus & cedar, floral notes of violets, green olives, dusty, tobacco, dried herbs, some cocoa, leather, earthy, spices & minerals in the background. Medium-full bodied with good concentration of smooth textured, elegant, developed & mature, complex, ripe fruit flavors of cherries, blueberries & plums with herbs, spices, minerals, cocoa, olives, earthy and a hint of toasty oak. Lingering smooth & polished finish. Drinks quite well at present and appears to be at its peak of development and doubt any further development would occur from additional aging. [From a 1.5L - A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot & 20% Cabernet Franc]

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Red

2004 Joseph Phelps Insignia

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6/23/2015 - CJM wrote: 91 points

Clear, deep garnet with no rim browning. Cigar box, twigs, cassis. Low acids, medium to high tannins. Cherry. Long tannic finish

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Red

1999 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/23/2015 - floridawinedrkr Likes this wine: 95 points

Outstanding!!! Like an aged Bordeaux. Red fruit, leather, wet cedar, dark chocolate. Very silky smooth. What a great wine. Excellent from start to finish.

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Red

2002 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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6/23/2015 - OCWino Likes this wine: 92 points

Lovely Napa cab with appropriate age on it. Just like a second growth left bank bordeaux. Solid cassis and red fruit over silky integrated tannins. Grateful I have a few bottles left. Note: cellared at 56 degrees since purchase if that makes a difference to you.

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Red

2008 Joseph Phelps Syrah

Napa Valley more

6/21/2015 - moega Likes this wine: 90 points

Dark garnet color, long and smooth finish. A bit of spice to it as well, almost Zin-like....Overall nice and a solid bottle.

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White

2013 Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley more

6/20/2015 - Bottledrainer Likes this wine: 89 points

A different style of Savignon Blanc. Crisp fruit up front but with a buttery (Malolactic?) finish. Well composed and balanced but atypical for Sauvignon Blanc.

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Red

2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

6/20/2015 - Francois Le Mouel Likes this wine: 94 points

Very intense and rich, but without being heavy. Perfect tannic structure, with aromas of violet blackberries, tar and notes of violet (petit verdot). Still extremely young, will probably be at its peak in 10-20 years. In a way, similar to the 2005 Lafite-Rotschild I had this week. Grand vin...just not ready yet.

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