Red

2009 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 67

  • arguseyes6 Likes this wine: (89 points)

    November 18, 2017 - Big and bold with chewy tannins. Decanted for about two hours needed probably four. Dark fruit with tobacco and leather. A fairly closed bottle currently. Finish was quite tannic. Needs more time in cellar. Revisit in three years.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Iceman611 wrote: (92 points)

    September 29, 2017 - Lots of tannins and earth. Elegant but not particularly impressive.

    2 people found this helpful
  • gteran76 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 28, 2017 - Excellent, tobacco and dark chocolate. Decanted for 4 hours and drank over the next 2. Great wine!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Nekodab wrote: (96 points)

    March 20, 2017 - Decanted for seven hours. Fruit forward powerhouse. Still a little to much tannins for me. I suggest laying it down for another 2-3 years. I have five more, excited to try one every two years.

    3 people found this helpful
  • WineGuyFL Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 13, 2017 - Young, but enjoyable now. Had at a restaurant....no decant, but open about 45 minutes. A long decant might have helped, but it did not improve with time through dinner. It was a surprisingly level experience through the evening. A very deep/dark wine. I expect it to gain complexity with time.

    4 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 Codes 010465709608, 4450487097509

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  • Pending Delivery 85 (1%)
  • In Cellars 6,454 (83%)
  • Consumed 1,243 (16%)

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