Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

9.4209 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Winery Explorers

Our first Insignia experience was tasting the '99. We loved the loamy earth, anise, herb, mocha, etc...we were immediate fans. This '08 on the other hand is nothing of the sort. It's good...lush, full bodied, but has more Port characteristics rather than those Napa-isms we were hoping for. Don't get us wrong, we enjoyed it. Our guess it's in some sort of resting stage right now and needs time. Try to hold this baby if you have it.

Our first Insignia experience was tasting the '99. We loved the loamy earth, anise, herb, mocha, etc...we were immediate fans. This '08 on the other hand is nothing of the sort. It's good...lush, full bodied, but has more Port characteristics rather than those Napa-isms we were hoping for. Don't get us wrong, we enjoyed it. Our guess it's in some sort of resting stage right now and needs time. Try to hold this baby if you have it.

8.7

Puerto Rico Wine News Delectable Pro

Voluptuous fruit with dusty tannins and minty blackberries. Solid, will get better in 7-10 years.

Voluptuous fruit with dusty tannins and minty blackberries. Solid, will get better in 7-10 years.

9.1

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Perfect wine to celebrate 17 years of marriage to my guy. #josephphelps biased review.

Perfect wine to celebrate 17 years of marriage to my guy. #josephphelps biased review.

9.5

Brian Thompson Delectable Pro

Sales & Marketing Krupp Brothers Winery, Stagecoach Vineyard

Wow the Petit Verdot really shows in this vintage. Black fruits, dusty herbs and chocolate aromas leap out of the glass. Always a treat!

Wow the Petit Verdot really shows in this vintage. Black fruits, dusty herbs and chocolate aromas leap out of the glass. Always a treat!

9.2

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Biased review. #josephphelps

Biased review. #josephphelps

9.4

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Milk chocolate nose. Milk chocolate palate entry with bright ripe red and black fruits, savory herbs, brambly, dark earth and minerals on the finish. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!!!

Milk chocolate nose. Milk chocolate palate entry with bright ripe red and black fruits, savory herbs, brambly, dark earth and minerals on the finish. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!!!

9.4

Leslie McCain Delectable Pro

Amazing wine to share with friends!

Amazing wine to share with friends!

9.8

Logan Smyser Delectable Pro

Magnum with the family!

Magnum with the family!

9.6

Mark Crisler Delectable Pro

Brilliant!

Brilliant!

10

Henrique Viotti Delectable Pro

Sommelier Hakkasan

2008 Insignia Magnum

2008 Insignia Magnum

9.6

Location

  • 803 Sibley Memorial Hwy
    Lilydale, MN 55118

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