Red

2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 274

  • FoinZap Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 16, 2020 - Decanted and poured. The first experience of the nose seemed promising. Black fruit, earth, olive, graphite, maybe a touch of green, left-bank Bordeaux style. Palate is black cherry, graphite, bell pepper, hint of toffee. Some nice elements, not yet fully integrated, a bit of a bitter mid-palate. May be some upside here, may just be an off vintage.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Darwine Likes this wine: 97 points

    August 9, 2020 - What a treat. Opened thecwine, had it decanted forever 30 minutes and the wine was spectacular. Nose of black fruits some dried cherries with some nice cedar. Pallet was all black fruits of plum and currants with a touch of chocalate that remained thru out the finish. Finish was long and bright and acidic with black fruit essence melded with chocolate and caramel. A fantastic wine - easily 96-100 on my scale!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Montesquieu Likes this wine: 96 points

    August 7, 2020 - Absolutely delicious wine that is drinking very well right now. I love aged cab blends, but this does not need more age to be enjoyed in its primary fruit phase. It's terrific now, and of course will continue to be for a long time.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Highlander wrote:

    July 25, 2020 - Still not ready. I tried this 3 years ago. I gave this an hour in the decanter and then another hour in the bottle. Still too tannic. Excellent fruits. Try in another year with a 3 hour decant.

    4 people found this helpful Comments (1)
  • maxima wrote: 90 points

    June 24, 2020 - Pas un petit vin, assez massif encore avec
    du poivron et du cassis. Les tanins sont serrés
    et la finale assez longue avec un peu de chauffe.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2007 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2017), 5/17/2017 (link)

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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
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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/9/2012 (link) 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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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 000007657054, 010465709608

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 141 (1%)
  • In Cellars 14,756 (73%)
  • Consumed 5,342 (26%)

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Community Recommendations

asp soup, Brussel Spouts, Filet mignon grilled on a very cold Christmas evening., for Jerry's retirement dinner - beef tenderloin, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, potatoes, salad, Steak

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99% Like It  144 votes

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