Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1997

9.5103 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

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

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