Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

$379

"...offers a seamless introduction to this flagship cuvee. Its inky/purple color is followed by aromas of creme de cassis, incense, crushed rocks, lead pencil shavings, cedar, and spice box. It possesses a massive, opulent mouthfeel, serious tannins, and no hard edge...I would not be surprised to see it become the greatest Insignia to date and close in on a perfect score." Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Garen Staglin Delectable Pro

Perfect

Perfect

9.9

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

Incredible vintage of Insignia. I almost never drink big Napa wines, but this is one I just find impossible not to love.

Incredible vintage of Insignia. I almost never drink big Napa wines, but this is one I just find impossible not to love.

9.3

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

On the nose; the fruits are brambly wild dark berries. Warm soils, dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, raspberries & boysenberries, baking spices, quince jelly and fresh dark floral bouquet. The body is full and luxurious. Ripe fruits that have a slight baked quality. Dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, raspberries, strawberries, dry cranberries and boysenberries. Vanilla, clove, crushed dry rocks, leather, saddlewood, tobacco with ash, dry brush, cola, graphite, touch of light dry herbs, decent acidity and a dry tannin finish that is evenly balanced fruit & earth. Still needs a lot more time in the bottle.

On the nose; the fruits are brambly wild dark berries. Warm soils, dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, raspberries & boysenberries, baking spices, quince jelly and fresh dark floral bouquet. The body is full and luxurious. Ripe fruits that have a slight baked quality. Dark cherries, cherries, blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, raspberries, strawberries, dry cranberries and boysenberries. Vanilla, clove, crushed dry rocks, leather, saddlewood, tobacco with ash, dry brush, cola, graphite, touch of light dry herbs, decent acidity and a dry tannin finish that is evenly balanced fruit & earth. Still needs a lot more time in the bottle.

9.4

Vino Kaela Delectable Pro

Impressive wine! Decanted it for 30 min. Checked it at opening again at 30 min but it opened up around 50 min. Full and complex with strong black fruit, cocoa, and oak spice. This is still a baby in terms of maturity. As always Insignia delivers as true as a Bordeaux first growth would, which was their model from inception.

Impressive wine! Decanted it for 30 min. Checked it at opening again at 30 min but it opened up around 50 min. Full and complex with strong black fruit, cocoa, and oak spice. This is still a baby in terms of maturity. As always Insignia delivers as true as a Bordeaux first growth would, which was their model from inception.

9.3

Nic Z

Can't get enough of it!

Can't get enough of it!

9.4

Vino Kaela Delectable Pro

Power, power, power.... This vintage at seven years old is still a baby. Lots of ripe black fruits complemented with blue and red fruits with a little sweetness from the oak. Can't wait to revisit in another seven years

Power, power, power.... This vintage at seven years old is still a baby. Lots of ripe black fruits complemented with blue and red fruits with a little sweetness from the oak. Can't wait to revisit in another seven years

9.3

Cameron Hobel Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

From magnum. Tight jeans

From magnum. Tight jeans

9.0

Gregory Fulchiero Delectable Pro

Out for dinner - wife's 37th birthday

Out for dinner - wife's 37th birthday

9.6

Pedro Rusk Delectable Pro

Wine Educator Kendall Jackson

Outta mag

Outta mag

8.9

Eric Waxman

It is hard to find a Bordeaux blend style Cab than the Insignia. I can honestly say I have never had a bottle that has been less than excellent and the 2007 more than meets their standard of consistent excellence.

It is hard to find a Bordeaux blend style Cab than the Insignia. I can honestly say I have never had a bottle that has been less than excellent and the 2007 more than meets their standard of consistent excellence.

9.3

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