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Bottle Price: $250.00
Bin: 444
Name: Joseph Phelps Insignia
Vintage: 2009
Region: Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:91 - Best from 2014-2024)
Varietal: Red Blends
Producer: Joseph Phelps
Country: USA
Rating: 96 Points-Wine Enthusiast; 95 Points-Vinous; 92 Points-James Suckling

Tasting Notes: Combines deep, ripe dark berry fruit with crushed rock, cedar and lead pencil notes, and the tannins have a green bitter edge. A step back in richness and complexity for Insignia, this is built for cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Best from 2014 through 2024. 10,540 cases made. — JL
Galaxy Notes: Grapes were picked in the cool dawn hours, sorted and moved to stainless steel tanks for a cold soak of three to five days. Following fermentation, we extended macerations of up to forty days adding to the rich, vibrant hue, a fuller mouth feel and more concentrated, intense flavors in the young wines prior to their 24 months of new French oak aging using coopers Taransaud, Dargaud Jaegle, Nadalie, Demptos, Marcel Cadet and Sylvain. 2009 Insignia was bottled in January 2012. 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec from 100% estate-grown Napa Valley vineyards that break down as followes: Stags Leap District (26% Barboza Vineyard and 24% Las Rocas Vineyard), St. Helena (27% Spring Valley Ranch Vineyard), Napa Valley (11% Suscol Vineyard) and Oak Knoll District (6% Yountville Vineyard).
Food Pairings: SIGNATURE COWBOY STEAK FRESH CUT DELMONICO ANGUS RESERVE NEW YORK STRIP STEAK TOP SIRLOIN STEAK LAND and SEA