Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

$299.99

100 points - new release                                                                      Limited library release of Joseph Phelps' legendary Insignia Cabernet. 97 Points Robert Parker:  "A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot, the deep garnet colored 2009 Insignia soars out of the glass with beautifully expressed cassis, baked plums and blackberry preserves scents plus nuances of rose hip tea, potpourri, cigar box, crushed rocks, raked leaves and tapenade. Medium to full-bodied, the tannins here are just incredible—soft, fine-grained, wonderfully knit—backed up with lovely freshness and all those fragrant black fruit flavors, finishing long and earthy. Drink from 2019 - 2035." Joseph Phelps’ flagship wine, which they have been making for 36 years, is the Insignia, which boasts a remarkable track record. Phelps, always a visionary, was the first to recognize that a blend of grapes could be better than a single varietal cuvee. Phelps produces a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Backus Vineyard situated on the eastern slopes of the Oakville Corridor overlooking Screaming Eagle and Rudd Estate.

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Ratings on Delectable

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Lovely intense fruit. Some mocha, rich fruit. Very good and intense.

Lovely intense fruit. Some mocha, rich fruit. Very good and intense.

9.3

Arleen Vera

2009. 83% cab, 13%petit verdot, 4% malbec... . A Beauty!

2009. 83% cab, 13%petit verdot, 4% malbec... . A Beauty!

9.9

Michael McGuire

Had the 09 on 10/18/16... amazing. Tastes like a $400 bottle.

Had the 09 on 10/18/16... amazing. Tastes like a $400 bottle.

9.5

Martin G Rivard Delectable Pro

Drinking well for an 09 which was an off vintage

Drinking well for an 09 which was an off vintage

9.0

Holly Cannon

One of my favorite wines

One of my favorite wines

10

Paul Hoffert

Insignia is always a rare treat. The 2009 did not stray away from this statement. I am bias to Phelps Insignia, I admit it. But trust me if someone offers you a glass take it. It is a sinful delight.

Insignia is always a rare treat. The 2009 did not stray away from this statement. I am bias to Phelps Insignia, I admit it. But trust me if someone offers you a glass take it. It is a sinful delight.

9.5

Zachary Hauge

Hard to beat...happy birthday to my wife, the best wine drinking partner around!

Hard to beat...happy birthday to my wife, the best wine drinking partner around!

9.3

Kyle Byram

Excited about finally trying this. Open for the whole day and still huge. Incredibly balanced

Excited about finally trying this. Open for the whole day and still huge. Incredibly balanced

9.0

Conner Lawrence

One of smoothest wines I've had! Worth the De Niro!

One of smoothest wines I've had! Worth the De Niro!

9.5

Kevin Schultz

Insignia will never let you down. Expect perfection in every vintage!

Insignia will never let you down. Expect perfection in every vintage!

9.8

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