Joseph Phelps Insignia

2011 / 750 ml. | Item #: 40181

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc

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Critical Acclaim

WE96 Wine Enthusiast 5/1/2015

"Impeccable elegance characterizes this vintage of the producer’s marquee Bordeaux-style blend, an expert finessing of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Juicy in exotic black fruit, it stands tall, with silky, towering shoulders of herb, cardamom and clove that will coalesce beautifully over time. Hold through 2026." (96 pts.)

VN93 Vinous Dec 2014

"The 2011 Insignia is impressive, no doubt about it. In this vintage, it is the wine’s length and persistence that stand out most. This is a decidedly Old World style of Insignia with less raciness than is customary. Grilled herbs, smoke, dried rose petal, tobacco and cedar are some of the notes that add complexity. Readers should give the 2011 another few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. This is the first vintage of Insignia that incorporates both Cabernet Franc and Malbec." (93 pts.)

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More Information
SKU 40181
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Joseph Phelps Insignia
Country United States
Region California
District Napa Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Napa Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Joseph Phelps
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2011
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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