Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

9.3163 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Black cherry, violet, mocha, baking spices, and cedar. Sweet tobacco and licorice. M- acid, m+ firm tannin. Black plum, cassis, dust, and graphite. A bit tight. Needs a little time.

Black cherry, violet, mocha, baking spices, and cedar. Sweet tobacco and licorice. M- acid, m+ firm tannin. Black plum, cassis, dust, and graphite. A bit tight. Needs a little time.

9.1

Mitzi Inglis Delectable Pro

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Honoring a legend tonight. Rest in peace Joe Phelps. Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

Honoring a legend tonight. Rest in peace Joe Phelps. Biased review. #josephphelps #insignia

9.4

Ed Matthews Delectable Pro

I am predisposed not to like this style of wine, but I grudgingly admit I enjoyed this bottle that shouldn't have been opened for another decade. The color was inky dark as expected. The nose was of cassis, blackberry and mint. Surprisingly I got no notes of overblown oak. On the palate the wine was rich and ripe with loads of cassis primarily with hints of chocolate and espresso. The posh velvety fruit would have been sickening except for that it was balanced by excellent acidity. I could have used a bit more tannic structure. In general, I prefer other styles, but for what this is, it is a very good example. I'm surprised to have liked it.

I am predisposed not to like this style of wine, but I grudgingly admit I enjoyed this bottle that shouldn't have been opened for another decade. The color was inky dark as expected. The nose was of cassis, blackberry and mint. Surprisingly I got no notes of overblown oak. On the palate the wine was rich and ripe with loads of cassis primarily with hints of chocolate and espresso. The posh velvety fruit would have been sickening except for that it was balanced by excellent acidity. I could have used a bit more tannic structure. In general, I prefer other styles, but for what this is, it is a very good example. I'm surprised to have liked it.

9.2

Rebecca Fletcher Delectable Pro

Thank you Logan!!!!!

Thank you Logan!!!!!

9.7

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