Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

$195

... It boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as rich, full-bodied, supple tannins, abundant fruit and exciting levels of complexity and richness. This cuvee's large production makes it one of the finest quality/quantity Cabernets produced in Napa Valley. Drink it over the next two decades. eRobertParker.com

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Ratings on Delectable

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Spectacular. Even better following an hour of decanting. #josephphelps #insignia biased review

Spectacular. Even better following an hour of decanting. #josephphelps #insignia biased review

9.5

Matt Duncan Delectable Pro

Round, rich with ripe youthful tannin.

Round, rich with ripe youthful tannin.

9.3

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Biased review #insignia

Biased review #insignia

9.3

Will Phelps Delectable Pro

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

2004, in good form. Still so much life ahead.

2004, in good form. Still so much life ahead.

9.5

Ludovic Anacleto Delectable Pro

Starts jammy as a breakfast at the Lanesborough then unfolds to a very muscular, articulate wine. It's intense, powerful and extremely focused. Anis, cassis, dark berries marmalade. Can't recall the specifics of the vintage but I feel a quite hot one. The 04 insignia feel quite reductive and over ripe for me. Not my taste at all but a good example of an over the top wine.

Starts jammy as a breakfast at the Lanesborough then unfolds to a very muscular, articulate wine. It's intense, powerful and extremely focused. Anis, cassis, dark berries marmalade. Can't recall the specifics of the vintage but I feel a quite hot one. The 04 insignia feel quite reductive and over ripe for me. Not my taste at all but a good example of an over the top wine.

9.2

Scott Claffee Delectable Pro

A family Christmas tradition. @josephphelps

A family Christmas tradition. @josephphelps

9.0

David Eckert Delectable Pro

Go Giants!!!

Go Giants!!!

9.6

David L

04’ Joseph Phelps Insignia . Thought it would be close to a pop & pour...NO! Thick tannins that dissipate nicely after a 45 minute decant. Full - bodied. Color- Dark purple Nose- Flowers , lavender Palate- Blackberry , espresso, light oak, nicely integrated acidity. WOW... Seamless/smooth. Drinking- now with another 5+? great years. Could possibly be many more. Drinking so nicely, why wait.

04’ Joseph Phelps Insignia . Thought it would be close to a pop & pour...NO! Thick tannins that dissipate nicely after a 45 minute decant. Full - bodied. Color- Dark purple Nose- Flowers , lavender Palate- Blackberry , espresso, light oak, nicely integrated acidity. WOW... Seamless/smooth. Drinking- now with another 5+? great years. Could possibly be many more. Drinking so nicely, why wait.

9.5

Kellie Dolan

Beautiful nose with cherry and berry notes balanced with oakiness

Beautiful nose with cherry and berry notes balanced with oakiness

9.1

Patrick Dolan

14 years this wine is holding up very nicely. Aromas of crash bread and tawny port. Rich developed body with slight acidity. Stewed berries and vanilla oak. Awesome.

14 years this wine is holding up very nicely. Aromas of crash bread and tawny port. Rich developed body with slight acidity. Stewed berries and vanilla oak. Awesome.

9.3