Red

1999 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 310

  • 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
  • rocknroller wrote: 94 points

    May 19, 2019 - Monthly Tasting Group: Cali Cabs 2005 and Older (Capitalle Grille, Mpls, MN): I think I had a about a single milliliter, but it was pretty dang impressive, lots going on – hopefully I’ll get a another shot at this.

  • anthonyiez wrote: 94 points

    May 5, 2019 - Delicious. Well stored bottles should be peaking soon and hold for many years.

  • simkodam Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 3, 2019 - Decanted for 1-2 hours. Still initially slight tannic/acidic. Very inviting nose of alluring dark fruits. Medium full bodied and notes of strawberry with slightly harsh finish. Made this awful Superbowl quite tolerable. Very nice combination of fruit, mouth filling body, and pleasant taste from tip of tongue to swallowing.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Janstan Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 31, 2018 - Bramble blackberry, tobacco, earthy. Went well with mustard and herb crusted tenderloin of beef

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • 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)

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

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  • 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 22 (0%)
  • In Cellars 4,917 (60%)
  • Consumed 3,296 (40%)

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Delmonico steak at Lang lake house

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