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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 | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2002
Bright violet-ruby. Compelling aromas of raspberry, flowers, tobacco and sexy oak spices. Lush, pliant and wonderfully dense, with expressive berry, toast and mineral flavors. Very stylish wine with terrific texture. Finishes with big, ripe tannins and sweet, lingering fruit. The sexiest wine of the tasting, from one of California handful of true grand cru sites. If memory serves, some early tasters preferred the Insignia and even the Backus bottlings to this wine.