Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1998

Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

98 Insignia from 3 Liter. On the nose, sweet & sour fruits of funky; blackberries, dark cherries cherries, black raspberries, strawberries & hues of blueberries. Big vanilla, clove, cinnamon, cola, dark spice, volcanic minerals, leather, saddle-wood, black tea, rich dark soil and fresh, dark floral bouquet. The body is medium full. Tannins are around 60% resolved. The fruits are sweet & sour with a touch of barnyard funk. blackberries, dark cherries cherries, black raspberries, strawberries & hues of blueberries. Vanilla, caramel, clove, cinnamon, cola, dark spice, volcanic minerals, leather, saddle-wood, black tea, mint, menthol, rich dark soil and fresh, dark floral bouquet. Acidity is nice but the finish shows the short comings of the 98 vintage.

98 Insignia from 3 Liter. On the nose, sweet & sour fruits of funky; blackberries, dark cherries cherries, black raspberries, strawberries & hues of blueberries. Big vanilla, clove, cinnamon, cola, dark spice, volcanic minerals, leather, saddle-wood, black tea, rich dark soil and fresh, dark floral bouquet. The body is medium full. Tannins are around 60% resolved. The fruits are sweet & sour with a touch of barnyard funk. blackberries, dark cherries cherries, black raspberries, strawberries & hues of blueberries. Vanilla, caramel, clove, cinnamon, cola, dark spice, volcanic minerals, leather, saddle-wood, black tea, mint, menthol, rich dark soil and fresh, dark floral bouquet. Acidity is nice but the finish shows the short comings of the 98 vintage.

9.1

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

Full bodied w/ leathery tannins. Cherries w/ mild hint of cassis. Tasted along side of the '98 Araujo and '97 Dalla Valle. Insignia came in third. What a fun dinner!!

Full bodied w/ leathery tannins. Cherries w/ mild hint of cassis. Tasted along side of the '98 Araujo and '97 Dalla Valle. Insignia came in third. What a fun dinner!!

9.0

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Deep garnet red with lots of bricking on the edges. Light cassis and dark cherries on the nose with some tertiary notes like earthiness and damp leaves. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Lots of complexity with light cassis and dark cherries, a little bit of tomato leaves and earthiness. Very well rounded and integrated with a long finish. This will only keep losing fruit and get earthier with time. Drink now.

Deep garnet red with lots of bricking on the edges. Light cassis and dark cherries on the nose with some tertiary notes like earthiness and damp leaves. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. Lots of complexity with light cassis and dark cherries, a little bit of tomato leaves and earthiness. Very well rounded and integrated with a long finish. This will only keep losing fruit and get earthier with time. Drink now.

9.2

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Bordeaux in style, but apparently my wife disagrees so not sure if I had the right wine. Didn't pick up on much fruit on this one but heck maybe i grabbed one of the Bordeauxs.

Bordeaux in style, but apparently my wife disagrees so not sure if I had the right wine. Didn't pick up on much fruit on this one but heck maybe i grabbed one of the Bordeauxs.

9.1

Marshall Parrish Delectable Pro

Love is blind tasting. A much better showing than the 89. Pleasant and smooth. Pleasant for $169 is just not worth the special occasion price.

Love is blind tasting. A much better showing than the 89. Pleasant and smooth. Pleasant for $169 is just not worth the special occasion price.

9.0

Pam Starr Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

98 insignia green. Thinking this bottle was compromised

98 insignia green. Thinking this bottle was compromised

8.1

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

This wine is very consistent with the bottle we had last week very smooth and silky

This wine is very consistent with the bottle we had last week very smooth and silky

9.4

Andrew Lampasone Delectable Pro

Owner Wine Watch Selections

Dark cherry fruit cassis currants with notes of milk chocolate very smooth and velvety on the tongue drinking at its peak right now.

Dark cherry fruit cassis currants with notes of milk chocolate very smooth and velvety on the tongue drinking at its peak right now.

9.2

Bradley Brown Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

Nice, but not in same league as some other vintages. A bit disjointed and granular

Nice, but not in same league as some other vintages. A bit disjointed and granular

8.0

Evan Frazier Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Ferdinand Wines

Wood slurpy? With a Side of raisin toast? Artichoke?

Wood slurpy? With a Side of raisin toast? Artichoke?

7.8

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