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

Nikolay Dimitrov

Great nose. A lot of fruit. Liqurish on the nose with a lot of fruit. Black berry, bing cherry, black current. Tannins are soft and balanced, slightly dusty.

Great nose. A lot of fruit. Liqurish on the nose with a lot of fruit. Black berry, bing cherry, black current. Tannins are soft and balanced, slightly dusty.

9.4

Ned Gray Creed

Yep. That is right with the world.

Yep. That is right with the world.

9.5

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

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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