Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1996

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

What a wonderful wild berry, spice and wild fresh flowers on the nose. Ripe dark cassis, dry cranberries, ripe rhubarb, dry cranberries, cooked strawberries, dusty brown earth, crushed volcanic minerals, cedar, leather, tobacco, spice-box, dry floral bouquet and lean fresh fruit to dry long finish. Consistent throughout. Out of 3L. Wine of the day there.

What a wonderful wild berry, spice and wild fresh flowers on the nose. Ripe dark cassis, dry cranberries, ripe rhubarb, dry cranberries, cooked strawberries, dusty brown earth, crushed volcanic minerals, cedar, leather, tobacco, spice-box, dry floral bouquet and lean fresh fruit to dry long finish. Consistent throughout. Out of 3L. Wine of the day there.

9.5

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

20 years in, this wine is just hitting its stride. From magnum. Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

20 years in, this wine is just hitting its stride. From magnum. Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

9.4

Will Phelps Delectable Pro

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Just stunning! 20 years old, barely tasted older than the 10-year-old 2006 we had with it. Biased review.

Just stunning! 20 years old, barely tasted older than the 10-year-old 2006 we had with it. Biased review.

9.8

Chris Hyde Delectable Pro

Out of magnum - complex and rich. This wine is ageing gracefully.

Out of magnum - complex and rich. This wine is ageing gracefully.

9.4

Brandon Jamieson Delectable Pro

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

Amazing balance, soft tannin, burst of black fruit from start to finish. Sweet pipe tobacco note mid palate. Since my in laws were watching the kids, my wife and I decided to indulge.

Amazing balance, soft tannin, burst of black fruit from start to finish. Sweet pipe tobacco note mid palate. Since my in laws were watching the kids, my wife and I decided to indulge.

9.2

Dan Fishman Delectable Pro

Winemaker Donum Estate

Mennnhhhhh

Mennnhhhhh

7.8

Jean Ong

Enjoy very much with my friend.

Enjoy very much with my friend.

9.2

Justin Ennis

The 1996 out of Magnum. If you have this vintage do not hesitate to drink it now. Tasting great but is ready to be enjoyed.

The 1996 out of Magnum. If you have this vintage do not hesitate to drink it now. Tasting great but is ready to be enjoyed.

9.4

Joanna McGuire

Starting the weekend off properly courtesy of the scholar himself mr Will Phelps. Delicious!

Starting the weekend off properly courtesy of the scholar himself mr Will Phelps. Delicious!

10

Patrick Kelly

Probably better a couple years back but still very nice

Probably better a couple years back but still very nice

8.9