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2005 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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Comm: 2013-2022
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Nick Shea
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.783%
Tasted On 06/01/2014
Drink Dates 2009-2020
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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.381%
Tasted On 03/08/2014
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Author Mcaz
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95%
Tasted On 10/05/2013
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Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.38%
Tasted On 05/17/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2015

Smooth s silk. Nice fruit slight oak flavors. Finish pleasant

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.455%
Tasted On 04/24/2013

My favorite of 3 Insignias we tasted ('95, '05, '08). The '05 is really in a sweet spot right now with great balance and flavor. Firm underlying structure, but no pushy tannins. Really good - sorry it was my last bottle.

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Author flwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.116%
Tasted On 02/14/2013
Drink Dates 2013-2025

not a big nose - light spices. but the taste lingers and is awesome. Almost chewy! Chocolate and cherry, smooth tannins. Definitely worth the wait of letting it breath for 30 minutes.

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Author Kaya
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 09/11/2012
Drink Dates 2018-2028
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Author Lellman2
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 90%
Tasted On 11/25/2011

Great wine, Very very balanced effort, Decanted for 4 hours, lots of life to go, long velvety finish, dark dark color, scorched earth, tobacco. Awesome wine!!!

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Author KK and QB Wines
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 84.211%
Tasted On 04/25/2011

Wooden box

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Author Rick2002
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.34%
Tasted On 03/27/2010
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Author cloudon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.986%
Tasted On 11/10/2009

Amazing nose of bright cherry, blueberry, and dark cocao. Tannins present but firm and integrated. mid palate chalk, chocolate, rich red fruit, and minerals. Smooth finish that goes down like water and lingers forever. Get more

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 81.457%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author WineRyan
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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.737%
Tasted On 07/25/2009

Nice nose, sweet red fruit, cherry, menthol. Real nice mouth feel and tannin structure. Medium in length finish lacks, astringent.

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