Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Ratings on Delectable

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

Very dark crimson, almost black. Opulent aromas of cassis, mulberry, herbs and earth. Same opulence on the lush rich full bodied palate with notes of milk chocolate and black currant finishing with fine resolved and polished tannins. This to me is a typical high quality Napa Valley Cabernet - so fluid, generous and velvety in my limited experience with the genre.

Very dark crimson, almost black. Opulent aromas of cassis, mulberry, herbs and earth. Same opulence on the lush rich full bodied palate with notes of milk chocolate and black currant finishing with fine resolved and polished tannins. This to me is a typical high quality Napa Valley Cabernet - so fluid, generous and velvety in my limited experience with the genre.

9.5

Ara Aslanian Delectable Pro

Magnum. never disappoints, can sleep for another 10+ years.

Magnum. never disappoints, can sleep for another 10+ years.

9.6

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Great surprise, this 95 CS 5 PV blend has really expressed with VC and vintage quality well. Spiced, nuanced, and loaded with herbal and earthy notes beneath the sheen of rich Napa fruit. Love the tannin structure this has, almost yielding a more Bordeaux-like texture to the wine. ‘06 always has a savory side that I admire, so it was fun to taste what I would normally describe as a “stylized and polished wine” that really brought forth that element.

Great surprise, this 95 CS 5 PV blend has really expressed with VC and vintage quality well. Spiced, nuanced, and loaded with herbal and earthy notes beneath the sheen of rich Napa fruit. Love the tannin structure this has, almost yielding a more Bordeaux-like texture to the wine. ‘06 always has a savory side that I admire, so it was fun to taste what I would normally describe as a “stylized and polished wine” that really brought forth that element.

9.3

Ari Newman

Consistently great bottle...only 5% petit Verdot but tons of weight and mouth feel. Yum! #laterbottle

Consistently great bottle...only 5% petit Verdot but tons of weight and mouth feel. Yum! #laterbottle

8.6

Cara McBroom Delectable Pro

Just enjoying a little late night Insignia...

Just enjoying a little late night Insignia...

9.3

Henrique Viotti Delectable Pro

Sommelier Hakkasan

2006 Insignia

2006 Insignia

9.8

Bryant Bickel Delectable Pro

Plenty of cedar notes still on this 2006, still young. Juicy red fruits

Plenty of cedar notes still on this 2006, still young. Juicy red fruits

9.2

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Nose of black licorice anise, sweet tar, expresso grounds and perfumed decayed florals. Core fruits are black cassis, faint strawberries, expresso grounds, licorice anise, tar, dry florals, spice, cloves, touch of herbs, black tea leafs, silky fine dark minerality, stems, used leather, wood shavings and long medium tannin dry finish. It's tasty but still needs 5-8 years and more.

Nose of black licorice anise, sweet tar, expresso grounds and perfumed decayed florals. Core fruits are black cassis, faint strawberries, expresso grounds, licorice anise, tar, dry florals, spice, cloves, touch of herbs, black tea leafs, silky fine dark minerality, stems, used leather, wood shavings and long medium tannin dry finish. It's tasty but still needs 5-8 years and more.

9.3

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Love this wine right now. from magnum. Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

Love this wine right now. from magnum. Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

9.5

Will Phelps Delectable Pro

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Tasted it blind with my in-laws, they thought it couldn't be older than 2012. Incredible how much this wine has blossomed since its release - last night it had very generous blackberry, cassis, and vanilla, with a superb round, lengthy finish. Biased review, but still...

Tasted it blind with my in-laws, they thought it couldn't be older than 2012. Incredible how much this wine has blossomed since its release - last night it had very generous blackberry, cassis, and vanilla, with a superb round, lengthy finish. Biased review, but still...

9.7

Location

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

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    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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