2006 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley

2006 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley

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Expert Ratings and Reviews

95 Points Wine Advocate, 2009
95 Points Wine Advocate, 2007
94 Points Wine Spectator
92 Points James Suckling

Customer Ratings

Based on 125 ratings
THE BEST!

This wine has taken over as the best wine we've ever purchased from WA. Great aroma, mouthwatering taste, smooth as silk finish that lingers. The only negative is there is only one bottle remaining. Shared the previous bottle with friends who appreciate great wine and all were impressed.

Unparalleled

Fruit, tannin, nose, finish. Just another Insignia.....the best California has to offer every year. What did Parker say? 30 years of bottle life? Hope I'm around to validate.

Smooth

Impress your friends. TYPICAL INSIGNIA

outstanding

Very fruity. It is goof

Qarizma Wineguy.

one of the best cabs i had for long time let it rest 1 hour after oppening.

Napa Valley 2006

The 2006 vintage was not the easiest for Napa growers, as a wide range of issues demanded careful management of the vineyards. It started as winter flooding, and wet weather pushed back bud break — spring botrytis was a problem. Things heated up in June and July, and shatter was a problem, but the pace of ripening also caught up somewhat in the warm conditions. August cooled off a bit, allowing the pace of ripening to continue at a good clip, and conditions remained sound through the harvest. Cool temperatures arrived in October, with a little rain in the first week, and mold was a concerns. Late-ripening Cabernet struggled somewhat to achieve perfect physiological ripeness, and while the vintage has produced some very good to excellent wines, it is a bit more variable than the stellar years that surround it.

Key Dates

June
Conditions warmer than average

July
Conditions warmer than average

August
Coolest of the summer months

October
Slight rain at the start of the month

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