Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013
9.4 out of 10 based on 47 user ratings.

Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

9.447 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Jason Heller Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier

Maybe the oakiest wine I've ever had.

Maybe the oakiest wine I've ever had.

8.0

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose, lightly candied styled fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries and pomegranate. Cinnamon, vanilla, light loamy soils and fresh dry dark florals. On the palate, dry M+ tannins & black currants. Round, full, rich and juicy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, cherries, blueberries and strawberries. Dry crushed rocks, gritty volcanic minerals, leather graphite, tobacco leaf and ash, light; cinnamon, clove & nutmeg, spice-box. The long finish shows softer, dusty tannins. It's also showing some good bottle evolution since I had it last Spring. As well, the structure, texture, length & finish are improved. Photos of their beautiful wood wall storage cabinet in the main dining room and another perspective of the terrace view.

On the nose, lightly candied styled fruits of; dark cherries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries and pomegranate. Cinnamon, vanilla, light loamy soils and fresh dry dark florals. On the palate, dry M+ tannins & black currants. Round, full, rich and juicy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, cherries, blueberries and strawberries. Dry crushed rocks, gritty volcanic minerals, leather graphite, tobacco leaf and ash, light; cinnamon, clove & nutmeg, spice-box. The long finish shows softer, dusty tannins. It's also showing some good bottle evolution since I had it last Spring. As well, the structure, texture, length & finish are improved. Photos of their beautiful wood wall storage cabinet in the main dining room and another perspective of the terrace view.

9.5

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Developing nicely. Fresh and going down smooth. @ Pebble Beach Food & wine.

Developing nicely. Fresh and going down smooth. @ Pebble Beach Food & wine.

9.4

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Super dark cassis, expresso roast, black tea, big tannins and very good acidity. Dark rich moist black soil, crushed dry rocks, leather, anise, milk & dark chocolate. Great balance, length, structure. This wine is a 30-50 year wine.

Super dark cassis, expresso roast, black tea, big tannins and very good acidity. Dark rich moist black soil, crushed dry rocks, leather, anise, milk & dark chocolate. Great balance, length, structure. This wine is a 30-50 year wine.

9.5

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

This will be great

This will be great

9.5

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

PBFW Kostow dinner.

PBFW Kostow dinner.

8.5

Blake Conklin Delectable Pro

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

Beast. For a 2011, this is drinking quite nicely. Soft, subtle... Full of sex appeal.

Beast. For a 2011, this is drinking quite nicely. Soft, subtle... Full of sex appeal.

9.3

Drew Dodson Delectable Pro

A baby baby baby

A baby baby baby

9.3

Sean Genn Delectable Pro

2013 barrel sample. This wine is very open and full of wonderful fruit now. It's going to be great in 5 years

2013 barrel sample. This wine is very open and full of wonderful fruit now. It's going to be great in 5 years

9.4

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Future tasting of the 13 Insignia. Super bright fresh fruit. Blackberries, creamy raspberries, blueberries, ollie berry, vanilla toasted barrel, crush rocks and nice mineral finish. Very fruit driven at this point. This will cellar a long time and be spectacular in 20 plus years.

Future tasting of the 13 Insignia. Super bright fresh fruit. Blackberries, creamy raspberries, blueberries, ollie berry, vanilla toasted barrel, crush rocks and nice mineral finish. Very fruit driven at this point. This will cellar a long time and be spectacular in 20 plus years.

9.6

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

  • Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
    Sunday: 11am-7pm