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1990 Joseph Phelps Insignia

  • 90 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 56214-1990

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    As a long-time follower and admirer of Joseph Phelps Cabernets, I have been extremely disappointed by vintages since 1987. In fact, the 1987s, which were so promising from the barrel, had absolutely no bouquets when they were released. They appeared to have been sterile filtered and/or excessively processed at bottling, removing much of the richness they had possessed in the barrel.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Still unyielding at age 10. Firm, dark andintense, chunky and chewy, with gritty tanninswrapped around a core of stewed plum and blackcherry, with dashes of mineral and sage. Turns dryand tannic, but offers lots of substance and depth.--California Cabernetretrospective. 5,725 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Great deep dark colored wine with little evidence of aging. The wine?s bouquet displays cherry, cedar, slight smoke, herb, and sandalwood. Lots of olive in the mouth with excellent length. A dead ringer for a second growth St. Julien.
    Drink Dates: 2003-2007
    Author: Daniel B
  • Self | Rating:

    Original Note - 13.0% alc. 80% C, 10% M, 10% CF. Good label
    Author: Lulu SF
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

  • 224 bottles owned
  • 79 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 79 collectors)