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Community Tasting Notes (168) Avg Score: 94.3 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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  • Beautiful wine - turned into a stunning meritage over 2 hours or so - just winder what if I'd let it go another 2 hours or more based on some of these reviews

    Opened with alot of fruit on the nose but after decanting the terror started coming in and creating a very elegant blend. Tannins were no longer forward and really served as a nice backdrop. What started out on the blackberry currant side developed into a nice licorice/anise background with mushroom undertones.

    Been drinking Insignia since the 1990's and while not a powerhouse in terms of its punch, this is one of the better vintages in terms of restrained elegance.

    Wish there was another bottle in the cellar to open 5 years from now. Hopefully I'll be afforded that opportunity some time in the future.

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  • OBX dinner, with filet mignon, a smooth superb offering with excellent structure. Notes of anise, creosote, licorice, cedar, mint, black cherry, blackberry. Decanted and enjoyed over 4 hours. excellent.

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  • Decanted for 2.5 hours before service; while it was drinkable at that point, I think 6-8 hours would have been better. On the nose, initially some port-like reductive notes that quickly blew off to reveal a mix of crushed currants, damp forest, and a faint hint of smoky oak. On the palate, straight ahead Napa cab, with more currants, a bit of mid-palate sweetness, and some herbal/vegetal complexity waiting to show itself with more cellar time. The tannins are neither harsh nor dominant, but they're there, and I think another 5+ years will yield significant upside.

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  • In honor of Joseph Phelps. Decanted about 8 hours. Deep dark fruit flavors, fully integrated tannins, nice aromatic notes, eucalyptus. Everything you could ask for from a napa cab. Bravo!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/9/2012, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 91 points

    (Joseph Phelps Insignia) Very dark red violet color; ripe berry, black fruit, violets nose; tart black fruit, berry, tar palate; needs 2-3 years; medium-plus finish

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