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About Joseph Phelps
Joseph Phelps Vineyards was born out of owner Joseph Phelps's love for the Napa Valley, which he discovered while his construction firm was building a winery near St. Helena. Today, Joseph Phelps Vineyards produces several wines that are 100% estate grown, including the flagship Insignia, a lush, highly concentrated blend of Bordeaux varietals.
92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011
(bottled at the end of January; made from scheurebe grapes that were frozen and pressed; 8% alcohol and 23.5% residual sugar; no botrytis): Pale gold. Peach, apricot, orange oil and clove on the come-hither nose. Sweet and concentrated but juicy rather than thick, with bracing acidity (11 grams per liter!) and a saline quality leavening the exotic orange, pineapple and tangy apricot fruit flavors. Slightly high-toned but very pure, penetrating and light on its feet--and long on the aftertaste. A lovely sweet wine.