Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1999

$159

Dark, rich and intensely concentrated, with a firm, tightly wound core of currant, black cherry, mineral, anise, sage and mocha-laced oak. Well-focused, with firm acidity and firm yet supple tannins... Wine Spectator

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Ratings on Delectable

LM Segal Delectable Pro

Dark red fruit and tobacco all over the nose and palate. Drinking so young, but gorgeous.

Dark red fruit and tobacco all over the nose and palate. Drinking so young, but gorgeous.

9.5

Matt Lasater Delectable Pro

Great bottle, no formal notes, mature and complex. Despite its tertiary character and there is still plenty of life on the palate, the oak that makes these wines so supple and lush in their youth has settled nicely.

Great bottle, no formal notes, mature and complex. Despite its tertiary character and there is still plenty of life on the palate, the oak that makes these wines so supple and lush in their youth has settled nicely.

9.2

"Odedi" Delectable Pro

This 19 year old Napa Red is just awesome. So delicious, with great complexity and ample black fruits on the mid palate. Showing a great mouthfeel at this point. Needs 2 hours to open up properly and bring out all that complexity, but it is drinking very nicely right out of the bottle as well. Powerful, balanced and juicy. Just perfect and delicious! A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 6% Petit verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. Thanks Mike for sharing this gem with me. 14% alcohol by volume. 98 points.

This 19 year old Napa Red is just awesome. So delicious, with great complexity and ample black fruits on the mid palate. Showing a great mouthfeel at this point. Needs 2 hours to open up properly and bring out all that complexity, but it is drinking very nicely right out of the bottle as well. Powerful, balanced and juicy. Just perfect and delicious! A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 6% Petit verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. Thanks Mike for sharing this gem with me. 14% alcohol by volume. 98 points.

9.8

Bryce Wiatrak Delectable Pro

I could never get sick of Insignia. It me it captures the essence of the Napa - always a blend of pedigreed sites across the Valley. Ample and undeniably California, it’s volume comes with such structure and grip - leather, tobacco, quinine and medicinal length. So good.

I could never get sick of Insignia. It me it captures the essence of the Napa - always a blend of pedigreed sites across the Valley. Ample and undeniably California, it’s volume comes with such structure and grip - leather, tobacco, quinine and medicinal length. So good.

9.6

Charlie Abbott Delectable Pro

Sommelier Casa Mono

Minty fresh, much more balanced than I was anticipating. Probably my favorite pairing with the BBQ we had

Minty fresh, much more balanced than I was anticipating. Probably my favorite pairing with the BBQ we had

9.3

Charlie Beatty Delectable Pro

Buyer wineworksonline.com

Guys party of 10 this 99 Insignia out of mag is gone! Terrible what happened? Who knows. See the picture . What a shame!!!! CB

Guys party of 10 this 99 Insignia out of mag is gone! Terrible what happened? Who knows. See the picture . What a shame!!!! CB

6.4

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

A little typical big cab. Medium oak and a lot of fruit...not much acid.

A little typical big cab. Medium oak and a lot of fruit...not much acid.

8.7

Yoon Ha Delectable Pro

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

Just magnificent Napa pleasure.

Just magnificent Napa pleasure.

9.7

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Showing beautifully. Biased review #josephphelps #insignia

Showing beautifully. Biased review #josephphelps #insignia

9.5

Brian Brill Delectable Pro

Found Dallas Sommelier Society

Still opening up.

Still opening up.

8.7

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