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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.
92-95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014
Deep ruby. Black raspberry, licorice and exotic tropical dark chocolate on the nose. More youthfully imploded and less generous than the 2011 version, but shows terrific energy and lift to the dark berry, floral and dark chocolate flavors. Nicely integrated acidity and serious ripe tannins give this very deep wine the balance and structural underpinning for a graceful evolution in bottle. But it will need at least four or five years of bottle aging to express itself.