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2017 Joseph Phelps InsigniaBlend from United States

$249.09

List Price: $250.00

From the Winemakers' Website: "The rarest offering of Insignia in twenty years, 2017 Insignia opens in the glass with heady aromas of mocha, cedar, roasted espresso, blueberry ...

  • 96 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Decanter
  • 94 Wine Spectator
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About

96

Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant scents of Black Forest cake, preserved plums and blueberry pie plus touches of redcurrant jelly, potpourri, clove oil and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has gained weight from its in-barrel offering, boasting rich, decadently perfumed black fruit preserves flavors with a racy backbone and velvety tannins, finishing long and spicy.

96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

A beautiful, focused wine with a tight center palate of blackberries, blueberries and dark chocolate. Very subtle. Hints of mint and sage, too. Medium to full body and fine, racy tannins. A reserved and very pretty Insignia. Fresh finish. Hard not to drink now, but better in 2022

96 Decanter

This has a real sense of freshness and grip. A pure expression of Cabernet with a shot of eucalyptus and menthol, extremely concentrated but with elegance and power. The tannins just grip on to your palate and don't let go leading to a lovely chewy finish. This is great stuff, with a discernibly finessed style that shows a fine tannic balance magnified through the lens of Californian heat and laced through with cassis, espresso and chocolate block. Great structure, this will take a few decades of ageing in its stride. -Jane Anson

94 Wine Spectator

Delivers showy fruit, with layered flavors of warmed boysenberry, blackberry and acai berry paste, framed by a subtle alder hint and backed by warm earth and cast iron details on the finish. Not shy, and well-built for the vintage. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2038.

Product Description:

From the Winemakers' Website: "The rarest offering of Insignia in twenty years, 2017 Insignia opens in the glass with heady aromas of mocha, cedar, roasted espresso, blueberry and ripe plum. Fresh and focused with building layers of black cherry, blackberry preserve, spice box and vanilla essence. Plush, velvety texture and seamless tannins culminate in a lengthy, lingering finish".

Product Detail

Item # 120492
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

96 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Decanter

94 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2017
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, spice, earth, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower