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Joseph Phelps Insignia

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2015

Napa Valley, California, United StatesThe 2015 Phelps Insignia was harvested from September 8 to October 5, mixing 90/7/2/1 cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, cabernet franc and malbec that all come off estate-owned Napa Valley vineyards in Stags Leap District, St. Helena, Oak Knoll District, South Napa Valley, and Rutherford. Insignia spends two years in new French oak barrels crafted by five different coopers. It’s a warmer, more generous style, if that’s possible, with super fine grained tannins adding density without too much extra weight. The attack is intense and rich but with plenty of finesse and more fragrance than the Napa cab. Big and supple seem incongruent. but Insignia is that and more and it has a history of ageing effortlessly. This is a very fine Insignia.Tasted: 13 March 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 409.99 private wine shops AB 412.00 private wine shops MB 489.00 private wine stores ON 390.00 LCBO Producer: Joseph Phelps VineyardsDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
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Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Petit Verdot - Cabernet Franc - MalbecCSPC: 418566UPC: 10465709608