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

Arleen Vera

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

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

9.9

Brian Gish

Aroma of blackberries mixed with cherry

Aroma of blackberries mixed with cherry

9.6

Mary Lee

Very full body. Great taste very can drinker will love it. Flavor on front of moth and tip of tongue. Ready to drink

Very full body. Great taste very can drinker will love it. Flavor on front of moth and tip of tongue. Ready to drink

9.2

Sean Donnellan

This one is an easy slam dunk & almost any Phelps wine is. I love so many reds but this is my fav. I have yet to try the 2009 (I just got it today) But, I'm pretty positive it rocks.

This one is an easy slam dunk & almost any Phelps wine is. I love so many reds but this is my fav. I have yet to try the 2009 (I just got it today) But, I'm pretty positive it rocks.

9.6

Bryant Bickel Delectable Pro

3 Liter, was young and delicious.

3 Liter, was young and delicious.

9.1

Kelly Cleary Delectable Pro

Needs more time

Needs more time

9.5

Lindsey Brody

Strong and bold Cab without the heartburn. Worth the price. One of our fav Napa Cabs.

Strong and bold Cab without the heartburn. Worth the price. One of our fav Napa Cabs.

9.2

Christine Cole

Perfect celebratory bottle.

Perfect celebratory bottle.

10

Jose Merino

This was a vertical of 38 vintages to celebrate Joseph Phelps Insignia 40th anniversary!

This was a vertical of 38 vintages to celebrate Joseph Phelps Insignia 40th anniversary!

8.5

Amber Jones

Good but a little dry for my tastes.

Good but a little dry for my tastes.

8.2

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