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Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013

Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013

Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013

Vintage:

2013

Ratings:

100 Point by The Wine Advocate

Acclaim:

The 2013 Insignia is ripe, forward and explosive, with striking nuance and delineation throughout. Vivid and intense, but also showing admirable restraint, the 2013 is super-impressive. Twenty-four months in 100% new oak has really tamed what was once a powerful, almost over the top wine. Today, the 2013 is still closed and not fully formed, but it is shaping up to be a real gem.

Tasting Notes:

The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly not. The 2013 Proprietary Red Insignia was scheduled for bottling after my visit. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest smaller proportions of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, this is a smaller cuvee of about 12,300 cases. This could turn out even better than the 2012, although the final judgment will have to take place from bottle. An amazing, inky purple color offers up notes of pen ink, white flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Nicely coiled, its tense, but rich and extracted palate is full-bodied with layers of concentrated fruit, well-integrated wood, acidity and tannin, and a finish of a good 40-45 seconds.

Blend:

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc

Cellaring:

This wine should hit its prime in 5-6 years and last 30-40 years.

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Additional Image: Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 - Cape Cod Luxury Wine Basket


Additional Image: Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 - Cape Cod Luxury Wine Basket

Additional Image: Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 - Cape Cod Luxury Wine Basket


Additional Image: Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 - Cape Cod Luxury Wine Basket

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Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 - Cape Cod Luxury Wine Basket

A luxury wine gift basket of the highest regard, this special collection combines a renowned bottle of Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 with our finest foods and sweets.

The Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013 will be presented with Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay and Willamette Valley Vineyards Founders' Reserve Pinot Noir. The elegant keepsake container offers grilled vegetable antipasti, habanero pepper jelly, sweet and savory gourmet popcorn, strawberry pome frais and much more.

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Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red

Joseph Phelps Napa Valley Insignia Red 2013

Vintage:

2013

Ratings:

100 Point by The Wine Advocate

Acclaim:

The 2013 Insignia is ripe, forward and explosive, with striking nuance and delineation throughout. Vivid and intense, but also showing admirable restraint, the 2013 is super-impressive. Twenty-four months in 100% new oak has really tamed what was once a powerful, almost over the top wine. Today, the 2013 is still closed and not fully formed, but it is shaping up to be a real gem.

Tasting Notes:

The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly not. The 2013 Proprietary Red Insignia was scheduled for bottling after my visit. A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest smaller proportions of Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, this is a smaller cuvee of about 12,300 cases. This could turn out even better than the 2012, although the final judgment will have to take place from bottle. An amazing, inky purple color offers up notes of pen ink, white flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Nicely coiled, its tense, but rich and extracted palate is full-bodied with layers of concentrated fruit, well-integrated wood, acidity and tannin, and a finish of a good 40-45 seconds.

Blend:

88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc

Cellaring:

This wine should hit its prime in 5-6 years and last 30-40 years.

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