Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

9.5147 ratings on Delectable
$349

The prodigious 1997 Insignia (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 3% Petit-Verdot) lives up to its pre-bottling promise. Tasted on three separate occasions, every bottle has hit the bull's eye. The color is a saturated thick-looking blue/purple. The nose offers up explosive aromas of jammy black fruits, licorice, Asian spices, vanillin, and cedar. Full-bodied as well as exceptionally pure and impressively endowed, this blockbuster yet surprisingly elegant wine cuts a brilliant swath across the palate. A seamless effort with beautifully integrated acidity...Anticipated maturity: now-2025. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Awesome 97 Insignia. The wine of the night and there were plenty others. Sharing this with all on our Monday night dinner group. I would say 100 points because it was. Guys like Rob Parker recently upgraded this to a 100pts. Big rich full and elegant stand out on this 20 yr old wine. Thanks David for giving me this Awesome Beauty. CB

Awesome 97 Insignia. The wine of the night and there were plenty others. Sharing this with all on our Monday night dinner group. I would say 100 points because it was. Guys like Rob Parker recently upgraded this to a 100pts. Big rich full and elegant stand out on this 20 yr old wine. Thanks David for giving me this Awesome Beauty. CB

10

Kevin Sidders Delectable Pro

President VinConnect

Wow this is fantastic. Napa Red the way it ought to be -- lots of fruit, nicely framed by oak, amazingly complex and yet great balance. Just a gorgeous drink and in its prime window I think. Second bottle of this in past year and both incredible...

Wow this is fantastic. Napa Red the way it ought to be -- lots of fruit, nicely framed by oak, amazingly complex and yet great balance. Just a gorgeous drink and in its prime window I think. Second bottle of this in past year and both incredible...

9.8

Jason Chang Delectable Pro

Proprietor NINE SUNS Winery, HOUYI Vineyard

Great nose

Great nose

9.3

Jamie Slone Delectable Pro

Yup. Points matter! So awesome. So love an old wine that's drinks Devine!

Yup. Points matter! So awesome. So love an old wine that's drinks Devine!

10

Josh Phelps Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Taken Wines

Really epic wine. Merry Christmas!

Really epic wine. Merry Christmas!

9.8

Scott Claffee Delectable Pro

Quite nice. Age has been kind. @heartsdelight @josephphelps #HD2015

Quite nice. Age has been kind. @heartsdelight @josephphelps #HD2015

9.2

Greg Scheinfeld Delectable Pro

Doesn't get much better than this....

Doesn't get much better than this....

10

David Eckert Delectable Pro

Magnum 1997. Softened a lot, still very nice.

Magnum 1997. Softened a lot, still very nice.

9.2

Scott Hill Delectable Pro

This is fantastic!

This is fantastic!

10