Professional Review
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate scored this 99 points saying “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.”

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2016

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Elegant and complex with a supple, creamy texture and bold tannins, this vintage offers luscious ripe plum and blackberry character with hints of roasted coffee and dark cherry throughout the palate to a long, velvety finish. Online a Joseph Phelps Insignia 2016 sells for between $400 and $600. Joseph Phelps Vineyards is proudly a certified Napa Green Winery and part of the Napa Valley Land Trust, with over 480 acres under preservation. The Home Ranch in St. Helena features 130 acres of wine grapes, olive orchards, fruit trees, and a hillside winery offering gracious hospitality and panoramic vineyard views.

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