Joseph Phelps Vineyards : Insignia 2016

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Parker : 99 / 100
J. Suckling : 96-97 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Bottled in January 2019, the 2016 Insignia is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is a little reticent to begin, needing a fair bit of coaxing to reveal beautifully beguiling notions of wild blueberries, warm blackberries, black currant cordial, cloves and cedar chest with nuances of camphor, yeast extract, charcuterie and candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic elegance and depth, revealing loads of subtle floral, black fruit and earthy layers with a firm, very finely grained texture and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length. 13,400 cases were made.
CaliforniaNapa Valley
Alcohol
14.5

Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot/Merlot/Malbec

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17.5+

J. Suckling
96-97

Vinous - A. Galloni
97

Wine Spectator
95

Country
United States Of America

Wine certification
AVA

Region
California

Appellation
Napa Valley

Color
Red

Producer
Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Parker
99

Allergens
Contains sulfites