Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012 (1500ml)

Ratings on Delectable

Jan de Weerd

I love good wine and don’t mind paying for it if it is truly exquisite. This one didn’t meet that expectation. Medium body with a nice finish but it lapsed in the middle when it almost went silent. Had hoped it would express more over time but after about 2 hours it fell flat. Oh well, win some, lose some.

I love good wine and don’t mind paying for it if it is truly exquisite. This one didn’t meet that expectation. Medium body with a nice finish but it lapsed in the middle when it almost went silent. Had hoped it would express more over time but after about 2 hours it fell flat. Oh well, win some, lose some.

9.2

Cameron Etezadi

Just beginning to get to the drinkable age with tannins starting to soften and mellow. The wine is still quite rigid though the balance has come back into play. BlackBerry and plums finish with green bell peppers and spicy peppercorns. Five more years and it’ll be great.

Just beginning to get to the drinkable age with tannins starting to soften and mellow. The wine is still quite rigid though the balance has come back into play. BlackBerry and plums finish with green bell peppers and spicy peppercorns. Five more years and it’ll be great.

9.5

Rahul Mukherjee

Pop and pour sampler before decanting ahead of Duke/UNC. Amazing. Plum, silky, subdued fruit but just right. Slightly tannic, decanting for a couple hours and expecting an insane wine. Trying side by side with 2013 Moon Tsai which I loved last weekend. Insignia makes that seem like an unfocused fruit bomb.

Pop and pour sampler before decanting ahead of Duke/UNC. Amazing. Plum, silky, subdued fruit but just right. Slightly tannic, decanting for a couple hours and expecting an insane wine. Trying side by side with 2013 Moon Tsai which I loved last weekend. Insignia makes that seem like an unfocused fruit bomb.

9.5

Brian Reedy

OMG! this is a wine built to age well. Delicious now. BUT. give this wine time and it may be one of the best Insignias yet!

OMG! this is a wine built to age well. Delicious now. BUT. give this wine time and it may be one of the best Insignias yet!

9.5

Location

  • 606A West 28th Street
    New York, NY 10001

  • Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 11am - 8pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 8pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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