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1994 Joseph Phelps - Insignia Bordeaux Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

Since its founding in 1972, Joseph Phelps Vineyards has been on the cutting edge of many California wine developments. From the Bordeaux-blend Insignia, first made in 1974 and Wine Spectator's wine of the year for the 2002 vintage; to the resurrection of California Syrah, also first produced in 1974, the winery has earned critical acclaim for its many estate-grown wines.
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94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2006-2015 VF: 2000-2018
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Author Ferrari Anthony
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Tasted On 01/13/2013
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Author StuTarheel
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.399%
Tasted On 01/06/2013
Drink Dates 2012-2018

Showing beautifully. Ripe blackberry, dark berry fruit enhanced by flavors of creme de cassis. Medium to full-bodied. Good concentration with wonderful balance. Notes of sandalwood, cedar and allspice. Lengthy, lingering finish.

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Author taipanli
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.835%
Tasted On 09/15/2012
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Author zepierotti
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 08/09/2012
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Author Peter B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.457%
Tasted On 04/08/2012
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Outstanding. Drunk at wine options dinner. Cherries, berries..Drinking well with some time say +5.

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Author Billy the Kid
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90.622%
Tasted On 10/27/2010

Needed to drink now.

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Author juglum
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.196%
Tasted On 04/18/2010

93

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Author Oenodoc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.065%
Tasted On 02/07/2010
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Maybe a little over the hill but pleasant wine. Somewhat herbal, fruit is fading. Best to drink now. All in all, not the best bottle of Insignia.

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Author JMC22
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.301%
Tasted On 07/08/2009
Drink Dates 2000-2013

Beautiful wine, aged perfectly. Black currant juice, white pepper, black tea, saddle leather on the nose. The palate is a stunning balance of silky tannin and subtle acid. 45 second finish.

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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.398%
Tasted On 03/22/2009
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Author lordotheporto
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 02/20/2009

Consumed at wine tasting. (1st flight was horizontal, comparing 1994 CA Bordeaux blends. 2nd flight was vertical, comparing different Dominus vintages. This wine was in the 1st flight.) Color: Brick red, light rim, slow legs. Aroma: Fruity. Flavor: Bright, fruity, acidic, medium tannins.

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Author Jam02110
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.718%
Tasted On 01/24/2009

Smooth tannins. Rich aged beautifully.

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