Red

1999 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2005 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 314

  • viking92067 Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 25, 2019 - Always a nice and soulful Napa wine. I would drink any left now as this has peaked and while still some years left it is not as sublime as when younger.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • andolini wrote: 94 points

    August 29, 2019 - Opened and decanted for a few hours before serving. Notable sediment. Beautiful dark red color. Just a very well-aged, complex, solid wine. I can't say it wowed me, but consistent dark red fruit/leather/chocolate/aged cabernet/smooth finish. Would love to have more. I have yet to be disappointed by a 90s Insignia.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SonnyChiba wrote: 94 points

    August 12, 2019 - 3rd time trying in the last 5 years and still love it. No slowing down and consistent with previous notes. One of the better insignia, and love classic Bordeaux blend this vintage has.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 12, 2019 - Popped and poured, and drank over two hours. Man, this stuff is good, good, good. The same amount of berry goodness as the bottle I had 5 years ago, but a slightly lower score given due to change in personal preference. Still exceptional.

  • galewskj wrote: 94 points

    May 19, 2019 - California Cabernet 2010 or older (Capital Grille): This was consistent with my experience of Insignia. There is great complexity, and also robust fruit that is in harmony with the rest of the wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 1999 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2019), 5/1/2019 (link)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Phelps Insignia (Apr 2016), 4/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/21/2013 (link)

    (Joseph Phelps, Insignia Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/1/2003 (link) 93 points

    (Joseph Phelps Insignia) Sexy, berry nose; very tasty, concentrated, cherry, berry, chocolate palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • 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 010465709509, 010465709608, 010465709622

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 20 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,923 (59%)
  • Consumed 3,354 (40%)

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