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2012 Joseph Phelps Insignia

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$189.09

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Rating
96 Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2012

Varietal(s)
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, lead, cedar, molasses, dark fruit, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, pepper, earth, green, mocha, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet and green bean

Nose

currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, mocha, leather, vanilla, tobacco, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, spice, broccoli, berry and flower

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Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly not. The 2012 Proprietary Red Insignia, a final blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc all from estate vineyards, was aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. There are 15,000 cases of it, and it’s a fabulous, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky purple to the rim, with notes of lead pencil shavings, incense, camphor, blackberry and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied, offering a multi-layered, textural, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and richness. All of this is achieved without a sense of heaviness or anything aggressive. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 30 years. "

Product Description:

-- Rated 96-100 points by Robert Parker, this is a classic in the making!
-- "This looks to be a killer effort, and is probably the greatest Insignia since the 2001 and 2002." -Robert Parker

The much anticipated release of the 2012 Joseph Phelps Insignia is finally up for sale! We've been fielding requests for almost a year now, and it's easy to see why! A possible 100 point effort from this historic winery, and a wine that Robert Parker called "...a killer effort, and is probably the greatest Insignia since the 2001 and 2002." Insignia fans will also recall that the 2002 Insignia was rated Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year back in 2005 as well. The 2002 also was re-rated by Robert Parker to a perfect score of 100 points back in 2002....a possible nod of things to come? We certainly think so!

This is can't miss effort for Napa Cabernet lovers!

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