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Bottle Price: $260.00
Bin: 579
Name: Joseph Phelps Insignia
Vintage: 2012
Region: Napa Valley AVA, California (WS:93 - Best from 2017-2030)
Varietal: Red Blends
Producer: Joseph Phelps
Country: United States
Rating: WS:93

Tasting Notes: Packs a wallop, perhaps overly so, with extracted dark berry flavors and tannic muscle. The drying sensation on the finish distracts from the ripe blackberry, earth, cedar and gravel notes. Aromas of cassis, currant and blackberry offer more promise. Either way, this is built to cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2030. 15,000 cases made. — JL
Galaxy Notes: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc from 100% estate-grown Napa Valley vineyards: ·Stags Leap District, 17% Barboza Vineyard and 10% Las Rocas Vineyard • Napa Valley, 22% Suscol Vineyard • St. Helena, 18% Home Ranch Vineyard • Oak Knoll District, 18% Yountville Vineyard • Rutherford, 15% Banca Dorada Vineyard Vineyards were carefully monitored throughout the growing season for optimum, even ripening, paying close attention to Insignia designated blocks. Grapes were held seperate during picking, sorting and fermentation. The wine was aged 24 months in 100% new French oak from coopers Taransaud, Dargaud Jaegle, Nadalie, Demptos, Marcel Cadet and Sylvain prior to bottling in January 2015.
Food Pairings: FRESH CUT DELMONICO ANGUS RESERVE NEW YORK STRIP STEAK FRESH CUT FILET MIGNON TOP SIRLOIN STEAK