Red

1980 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • Nanda wrote: 88 points

    October 24, 2015 - Nose has aged fruit, dried tea leaves and menthol. Medium body. Still has good acid presence. Fruit is aged and soft with earth and tobacco leaf. Tannins completely resolved.

  • jlgnml Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 12, 2015 - Out of a 3L. 85% Cab and 15% merlot! great color! Old Cali Classic, mature, plum, currant, big nose, long finish with a sweetness on the back of the palate, leather and spice.

  • Vinnut Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 7, 2015 - [From a 1.5L] Medium-deep reddish garnet in color with slight clearing at the edges. Full, forward, attractive and complex nose of mature & well-developed ripe fruit aromas of dark cherries, blueberries & cassis with overtones of mint/eucalyptus & cedar, some floral notes of violets, dusty, tobacco, dried herbs, some cocoa, leather, earthy, spices, minerals and a touch of vanilla in the background. Medium-full bodied with good concentration, smooth textured, elegant & polished, complex & mature ripe fruit flavors of cherries, blackberries & plums with herbs, spices, minerals, cocoa, earthy and some toasty oak. Lingering smooth finish. Drinks quite well at present and appears to be at its peak of development and doubt any further development would occur from additional aging. [A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon & 15% Merlot]

  • Capybara562 Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 25, 2014 - This held up really well - worth the wait.

  • G Kramer Does not like this wine:

    October 26, 2013 - Prune juice.

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2009, Issue #20, The Golden Age of California Cabernet Sauvignon- Part Three

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1980
  • Type Red
  • Producer Joseph Phelps
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Insignia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 145 (70%)
  • Consumed 62 (30%)

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