Joseph Phelps Insignia 2018 | 750 ml.

Item #: 55676

JS99 RP97+ VN96 SP94

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon

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Critical Acclaim

JS99 JamesSuckling.com Monday, August 2, 2021

"Blackberry and black chocolate with mint, conifer and clove. Sweet tobacco, violets and flowers, too. Some graphite. Cool and complex. Full-bodied with ultra fine, dusty tannins and a wonderful, extremely long finish. Savory and refined. A classic-styled 2018. This needs time, but is so approachable and gorgeous. One of the best Insignias ever. Alive and changing all the time. 40% Stags Leap AVA. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot, 3% malbec and 2% cabernet franc. Leave this for five or six years, but so wonderful now." (99 pts.)

RP97+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Jul 2021

"The 2018 Insignia is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard sources this year include: 30% Las Rocas (Stags Leap District),18% Yountville (Oak Knoll District), 13% Banca Dorada (Rutherford), 18% Suscol (South Napa Valley), 14% Home Ranch (St. Helena), 12% Las Rocas (Stags Leap District), 7% Barboza (Stags Leap District). It was aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes storming out of the glass with powerful notes of blackcurrant cordial, stewed black plums and boysenberries, plus hints of cedar chest, graphite, menthol and wet slate with a fragrant waft of clove oil. The medium to full-bodied palate already demonstrates remarkable balance at this youthful stage, featuring a firm backbone of fine-grained tannins and bold freshness to support the tightly wound, crunchy black fruits, finishing long and spicy. 17,000 cases were made." (97+ pts.)

SP94 Wine Spectator Oct 31, 2021

"This is richly layered, with cassis, crushed plum and blackberry puree flavors moving through slowly but steadily, while warm earth, ganache and black licorice notes follow along. Picks up a tarry edge on the finish as the fruit takes an encore. For fans of the muscular, fruit-driven style. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2036. 17,000 cases made." (94 pts.)

VN96 Vinous Jan 2022

"The 2018 Insignia is racy and exuberant to the core. Soft and plush, with fabulous balance, the 2018 is such a showy wine today. Blackberry jam, leather, mocha, cloves and menthol build effortlessly. The 2018 can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring, but it also clearly has the potential to age. It is a total charmer today." (96 pts.)

California

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More Information
SKU55676
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameJoseph Phelps Insignia
CountryUnited States
RegionCalifornia
DistrictNapa Valley
Product Location - Location-AppellationNapa Valley
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume14.5%
BrandJoseph Phelps
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2018
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)87% Cabernet Sauvignon
Primary GrapeCabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No