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Bacchus49 , gpacurar , Peaches , Rossboss , Roger S835

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2004 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: 2010-2018 VF: 2006-2019
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 132
Author Roger S835
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 83.333%
Drink Dates 2010-2018

Roger and Tiff. Grace deal dead

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Author GeoB
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Tasted On 08/17/2014
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Author rdalehite
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.75%
Tasted On 05/10/2014

Wonderful wine with steak dinner. Elegant, beautiful nose. Strong notes of graphite. Second time I've had this wine and it's just a flat out winner. Just as memorable the second time around. I need more of this.

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Author Bryon
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.498%
Tasted On 01/04/2014
Drink Dates 2014-2016

Still drinking great. Good flavor from start to finish. It is not getting better so I should try to drink another soon.

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Author tommy
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.944%
Tasted On 10/12/2013
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Author Michael N594
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.828%
Tasted On 07/03/2012
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Author Serl Z
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.761%
Tasted On 03/21/2012
Drink Dates 2010-2022
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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.434%
Tasted On 10/15/2011
Drink Dates 2011-2012

Very good to excellent. One of my favorite Insignia vintages, it is smooth, well integrated, and has "classic" Insignia nose and flavor profiles. It really seems to be in a sweet spot now in terms of age -- I will probably drink my last two bottles in the next year or so.

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Author Koby
Site / Blog The Wine Forum Trust Rating 97.522%
Tasted On 09/07/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Wonderful texture, weight, concentration and depth without feeling weighty and bulky. Balance is the key here, and this one has it all. One of the best Insignia I have ever had. Color: Dark and brooding, red edges. Nose: Deep blackberry, currants and mocha-choclate like aromas, atouch of sweet oak. Palate: More of the above with a silkyness that was exquisite, tannins were there but structured well and integrated perfectly into the balance of this wine.

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Author gd10102
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.132%
Tasted On 09/30/2009
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Author Rick H.
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.402%
Tasted On 02/21/2009
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