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Joseph Phelps Insignia Red Wine 2016

$310.00


Product Details
  • Item Code: 010465709608
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
  • Country|Region: California, Napa
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Bottle Size: 750ml


Ratings and Awards


  • 97-100 Wine Advocate
  • 98 James Suckling

About this product


A barrel sample made up of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec to be aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak, the 2016 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine has a deep garnet-purple color and is a little reticent at this still nascent stage (to be bottled in January 2019), opening out to reveal chocolate-covered cherries, wild blueberries and black raspberries with touches of underbrush, cedar chest and bouquet garni plus a hint of grilled meat. Medium to full-bodied, the palate springs forth with exciting energy, offering loads of red and black fruit layers and compelling herbal sparks, featuring a firm, fine-grained backbone and bags of freshness lifting the finish. 13,500 cases are expected to be made.