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2003 Joseph Phelps - Insignia Bordeaux Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend
Producer Notes

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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Comm: 2012-2022 VF: 2005-2018
1 for sale

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126
Author Red Sox Fan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 07/18/2015
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Smooth, thick texture with purple fruits, some spice, hint of fennel and no abrasive tannins after inaugurating a beautiful new Reidel decanter for 90 minutes (anniversary gift from my wife). Very good with food but tasted slightly cooked and port-like on its own.

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Author Ronn L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 89.977%
Drink Dates 2015-2025
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Author tommy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.944%
Tasted On 09/26/2014
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Author Michael N594
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 07/03/2012
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very good!

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Author Bud2123
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.141%
Tasted On 12/06/2009
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Author Rick H.
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.402%
Tasted On 11/08/2009
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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author Brad Coelho
Site / Blog Unidentified Appellation Trust Rating 96.952%
Tasted On 06/18/2008
Drink Dates 04/01/2008

The ?03 vintage produced a bit more elegant, streamlined version of the flagship wine for Phelps, especially in relation to the ?02 and ?04 blockbuster bookends of the wine. Lifted, classic notes of lead pencil shavings, dried flowers, cassis, cocoa and black currant arise from the glass in a classy, if unadorned fashion. The wine is medium bodied, layered and moderately dense in the mouth, w/ well proportioned earthy elements intermingling nicely within the flavors of high class toast. While she may tack on a bit more weight in the cellar, this vintage appears to be a leaner, more elegant rendition of Insignia that should be slated for earlier consumption

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