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Joseph Phelps Insignia 2002

Your Price: $350.00
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Optimum drinking: 2018-2040
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 78%, Merlot 14%, Petit Verdot 7%, Malbec 1%
Appellation: North Coast, Napa Valley, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Joseph Phelps' Insignia 2002 is a stunning Bordeaux style red from one of the Napa Valley's leading producers. Benchmark Napa - full-bodied and rich with so much complexity - a must buy for lovers of the Napa Bordeaux style.

Joseph Phelps was formerly in building construction in Colorado, before establishing his own winery in 1973. In 1974 he made his first vintage of Insignia with winemaker Walter Schugg. This was a groundbreaking time in the Napa, which saw the birth of the Bordeaux style red of which Joseph Phelps was one of the pioneers.

"The 2002 Insignia is performing even better than it did post-bottling. A cross Napa County blend of some of their finest vineyard sources, it offers a super-sweet nose of creme de cassis, charcoal, incense, cedar and forest floor, full body and silky tannins. It is one of the few Napa Cabernet Sauvignon blends that is world-class, capable of 30+ years of cellaring,"

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