Red

2009 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 57

  • fritza wrote: (92 points)

    May 21, 2016 - Had at Per Se. Decanted 1 hour.
    Dark in color with wet leather and vanilla on the nose, so oak is still present.
    Dark berries especially blueberry on palate but this wine is still very tannic.
    Amazing how much JP Insignia can very from vintage to vintage.

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

    May 15, 2016 - Decanted for 3 hours, consumer over 2, continued to evolve in the glass. Very well balanced with sweet tannins and hints of ripe fruit and dark chocolate.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • dlcass Likes this wine: (96 points)

    April 2, 2016 - Enjoyed at Underbelly. Showed very nicely. Sweet tannins with nose of blueberry, cardamon. Very nice texture and balance.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Papa Doug Likes this wine: (95 points)

    February 19, 2016 - Good aromatics. Long smooth finish with layers of dark fruit favors. Enjoyed by all during trip to Crested Butte.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • jeffm_fla Likes this wine: (90 points)

    February 8, 2016 - Still very tannic, not as fruit forward as some. Maybe (hopefully) in a dumb phase now, seemed out of balance. Pretty good wine, but not for Insignia.

    2 people 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 93 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,137 (88%)
  • Consumed 758 (11%)

Food Pairing

Filet Mignon

Who Likes This Wine

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