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2004 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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95
WA 94
WS 94
IWC 93(+?)
Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2018 WA: 2014-2034 WS: 2010-2020
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IWC 93(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132

($200; cabernet sauvignon with 14% merlot, 12% petit verdot and 2% minerals) Bright ruby-red. Complex nose melds cassis, black cherry, lead pencil and cedar. Sweet and fat but with a firm structure and very good vinosity. There's a sappy quality to the currant, cedar and chocolate flavors. Boasts the density of the vintage's best examples but, in comparison to the Backus, the tannins hit the palate a bit earlier. The very long finish hints at cedar and graphite. I'd put this aside for a couple of years.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 212
Drink Dates 2014-2034

A blend of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, the 2004 Insignia was aged 24 months in new French oak. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as rich, full-bodied, supple tannins, abundant fruit and exciting levels of complexity and richness. This cuvee's large production makes it one of the finest quality/quantity Cabernets produced in Napa Valley. Drink it over the next two decades.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Advance
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Tight and complex, with a deep, potent core of ripe currant, herb, sage and dusty berry fruit, shaded by light toasty, cedary oak. Deftly balanced, intense and concentrated, this is young and closed in now, yet you can taste the depth and richness. Tannic. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

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Author Roger S835
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85.714%
Drink Dates 2010-2018

Roger and Tiff. Grace deal dead

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Author GeoB
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Tasted On 08/17/2014
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Author rdalehite
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.308%
Tasted On 05/10/2014

Wonderful wine with steak dinner. Elegant, beautiful nose. Strong notes of graphite. Second time I've had this wine and it's just a flat out winner. Just as memorable the second time around. I need more of this.

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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.398%
Tasted On 02/13/2014

This bottle was stunning. One of my friends described it as one of the two best wines that he's had. I would not go that far, but it was Insignia at its best.

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Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.38%
Tasted On 01/04/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2016

Still drinking great. Good flavor from start to finish. It is not getting better so I should try to drink another soon.

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Author tommy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.623%
Tasted On 10/12/2013
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Author Michael N594
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 07/03/2012
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excellent.

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Author Serl Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.754%
Tasted On 03/21/2012
Drink Dates 2010-2022
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.496%
Tasted On 10/15/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2012

Very good to excellent. One of my favorite Insignia vintages, it is smooth, well integrated, and has "classic" Insignia nose and flavor profiles. It really seems to be in a sweet spot now in terms of age -- I will probably drink my last two bottles in the next year or so.

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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.29%
Tasted On 09/07/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Wonderful texture, weight, concentration and depth without feeling weighty and bulky. Balance is the key here, and this one has it all. One of the best Insignia I have ever had. Color: Dark and brooding, red edges. Nose: Deep blackberry, currants and mocha-choclate like aromas, atouch of sweet oak. Palate: More of the above with a silkyness that was exquisite, tannins were there but structured well and integrated perfectly into the balance of this wine.

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.457%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author Rick H.
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.402%
Tasted On 02/21/2009
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