Rating: 78Tight, tannic and leathery, with a thin base of currant and cherry-scented flavors. Needs a shade more richness and depth to stand up to the tannins and oak. Try after 1996, but may always be tannic.
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.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 31 bottles owned
- 6 collectors