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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.
93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014
Bright medium ruby. Complex rocky perfume melds plum, raspberry, tobacco, dark chocolate, nutty oak, mocha and menthol. Sweet, ripe and deep, with a plushness and generosity of texture rare for this vintage. Intense dark berry and mineral flavors are complicated by menthol and milk chocolate. Finishes with a broad dusting of ripe tannins and impressive juicy length. Much of this vineyard was picked before the early-October rains. Incidentally, Joseph Phelps did a lot of replanting of the 1975 vines here following the 2012 harvest.