Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1996

9.234 ratings on Delectable
$175

Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot reveals a powerful core of red and black fruits, dusty, loamy soil, lavender and a hint of toast. I would not describe it as elegant, but rather, it is a big, backstrapping, Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine that should continue to drink well for 15 or more years. eRobertParker.com

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Ratings on Delectable

David Trumper 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