Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley 2016

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: WA99

Year: 2016

3 in stock

Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose is a little reticent to begin, needing a fair bit of coaxing to reveal beautifully beguiling notions of wild blueberries, warm blackberries, black currant cordial, cloves and cedar chest with nuances of camphor, yeast extract, charcuterie and candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has fantastic elegance and depth, revealing loads of subtle floral, black fruit and earthy layers with a firm, very finely grained texture and seamless freshness, finishing with epic length. 

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, 99 points.

 

Lovely density and intensity with dark berries, blueberries and inky undertones with hints of spice, chocolate and walnuts. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. The texture and length are fantastic here. Complex. Hints of smoky wood at the end. This needs three to five years more in bottle age. Exciting wine. 

James Suckling, 98 points.

 

Silky, layered and positively striking, the 2016 is magnificent. In the vintage, Insignia is especially silky, refined and understated.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 97 points.

 

 


Collections: Cabernet Sauvignon

Category: 2016, 750 ml, WA99



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