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2006 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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Score
93
JR 17-
WA 95+
IWC 90(+?)
WS 94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2045 WA: 2014-2045 WS: 2011-2018
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IWC 90(+?)
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144

($200; bottled in February '09) Good full medium bright ruby. Fresher on the nose than the Napa bottling, offering cassis, bitter chocolate and roasted herbs. Then very ripe and dense but suave, showing good energy and a slightly clenched middle palate. The tannins are serious and granular, but here there's plenty of supporting mid-palate material. Still a bit awkward following the recent bottling; this may well merit a higher score three or four years down the road.

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JR 17-
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2012-2020

Blackish crimson. Very little on the nose and then a wall of tannin. Very powerful, very slick and dominating. Lots of rich cassis and sweet spices, densely thickly layered. Certainly dramatic and sophisticated and expensively made but just a little overwhelming for me and then that heat on the finish... (TC)

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WA 95+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 186
Drink Dates 2014-2045

The 2006 Insignia (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot; 16,000 cases produced) is a superb effort in this vintage. Another 30+ year wine, it boasts a dense plum/purple color as well as abundant notes of licorice, black currants, charcoal, black olives, and graphite. Full-bodied, pure, and rich with moderately high tannins, it represents a California version of a Bordeaux from Pauillac or St.-Julien.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2018

Teasing with its floral, spicy cherry, wild berry and currant aromas, this is full-bodied, firm and structured, tight and focused, offering glimpses of what lies ahead with its complex mix of flavors and tightly wound tannins. Yet its finesse and refinement are apparent on the finish. Needs time. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.

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Author RalphTs
Site / Blog   Trust Rating
Tasted On 11/25/2014

exellent fresh and robust wine. Tastes like a mature Insigna

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.578%
Tasted On 11/17/2014

My favorite for the night at our Napa tasting event, second place for the group as a whole. Firm structure, well integrated flavor.

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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.351%
Tasted On 10/08/2014
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Author rnorberto
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.739%
Tasted On 02/17/2014
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Author Litig8tr
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.023%
Tasted On 10/13/2013

This vintage was a little disappointing. Full bodied with dark berries going on, but it lacked the depth and nuanced other flavors.

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Author flwine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.702%
Tasted On 01/06/2013
Drink Dates 2014-2045
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Author Southbound Union
Site / Blog www.myspace.com/southboundunion  Trust Rating 93.445%
Tasted On 05/29/2012
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Author Leftymtb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.432%
Tasted On 02/25/2012
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Author Brenda
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.689%
Tasted On 02/11/2012
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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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