Red

2009 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 41

  • andrewdl Likes this wine: (94 points)

    October 4, 2014 - Killer juice as always.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fdub Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 19, 2014 - Still very young and primary. The color is like ink. The large portion of PV in the wine adds a raw smoky and grilled meat character. Very primary and uncut. With time in the glass it fleshes out and softens to show dark berries and sweet vanillin from the oak. The structure of this wine is very compact and tight. Would cellar for 3-5 years more.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Thirsty1 Likes this wine:

    August 14, 2014 - This wine is great. Comparatively to other Insignias, this wine was a notch below some of the other recent vintages I've had. JP Insignia is still head and shoulders above most wines coming out of Napa, but held against itself, I should have opened the 2010 or the 2007. All the great components are there but it lacked the depth and power I've grown used to. It was thinner - and fantastic.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Cuellarstyle Likes this wine: (89 points)

    July 20, 2014 - Ok, so I have Insignia from all different vintages. I just feel that this is a good wine. BUT for the price it is over rated. I feel like the scores are high due to the name. I love Phelps, but I for the price.....this wasn't worth it.

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  • Rob MacKay wrote: (91 points)

    July 6, 2014 - From magnum. Still quite primary and probably not as good as recent vintages like the 07 and 08 but there's potential for it to age nicely.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joseph Phelps
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Insignia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 010465709608

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 107 (2%)
  • In Cellars 5339 (91%)
  • Consumed 429 (7%)

Food Pairing

Filet Mignon

Who Likes This Wine

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