2011 Joseph Phelps - Insignia 750ml

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2011 Joseph Phelps - Insignia

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International Wine Cellar | 91

(13,000 cases made; 82% cabernet sauvignon, 11% petit verdot, 4% malbec, 2% merlot and 1% cabernet franc): Good bright medium ruby. Nicely perfumed nose offers scents of currant, plum, tobacco, mocha and dark chocolate. Plush and sweet on the palate; perhaps smaller-scaled than the top vintages of Insignia but there's plenty of texture and depth here. Dark berry flavors are complicated by subtle tobacco leaf, menthol and dried herb nuances. Finishes plummy and sweet, with big building tannins and lots of sexy oak; largely avoids the dryness of the Napa Valley version. This is the first vintage of Insignia to include all five of the major Bordeaux red varieties.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 174

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Wine Advocate | 90-93

The 2011's deep ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of bouquet garni, mint, red and black currants, tobacco leaf and licorice, and a surprisingly intense, full-bodied mouthfeel with more richness and intensity than I would have expected from this vintage. It is also precocious and can be drunk upon release or cellared for 15 or more years.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 1113

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Vinous | 93-95

The 2011 Insignia is showing beautifully today. The cool vintage has given the 2011 distinctly European leanings in both the flavors and structure. At the same time, there is tons of energy and pure vibrancy in the glass. It will be interesting to see where the 2011 goes once it is in bottle, but it is almost likely to require several years to fully come together. The 2011 is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc.

Drink Dates: 2017-2031
Author: Antonio Galloni
Issue: Nov 2013

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JamesSuckling.com | 92

A balanced, delicious Insignia for early drinking. Aromas of currants, blueberries and licorice follow through to a full to medium body, fine tannins and a clean finish. Yummy. Drink or hold.

Author: James Suckling
Issue: May 15th, 2014

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More Vintages and Sizes of Joseph Phelps - Insignia:

2010 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
2004 (750ml)
2002 (750ml)
2001 (1.5L)

About This Producer


Since its founding in 1972, Joseph Phelps Vineyards has been on the cutting edge of many California wine developments. From the Bordeaux-blend Insignia, first made in 1974 and Wine Spectator's wine of the year for the 2002 vintage; to the resurrection of California Syrah, also first produced in 1974, the winery has earned critical acclaim for its many estate-grown wines.

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