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2008 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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Drink Dates
Comm: 2014-2027 VF: 2013-2026

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156
Author keviclan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.38%
Tasted On 03/31/2015
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Author ChrisMus
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.988%
Tasted On 03/13/2015

Wine was solid, but needed more time to open up in the decanter. Foolishly, I only gave it about an hour.

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Author schelper
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Tasted On 12/31/2014

great wine. big. tannic.

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Author Cellar Dweller 33
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.32%
Tasted On 11/01/2014

Great balance of dark fruit, complexity and tannins. Great wine for enjoying short term Cellaring, compared to some French wines that need to be layed down for a decade or more.

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Author Jeffrey M989
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.434%
Tasted On 03/27/2014
Drink Dates 2015-2020

Still very tight and closed - wish we had decanted. Great Insignia flavor profile and nose. Needs air and/or time, but definitely a winner.

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Author NectarLover
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/03/2013
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Author gjsantoro
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.818%
Tasted On 09/04/2013
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 98.387%
Tasted On 08/09/2013
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Author rnorberto
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 80.902%
Tasted On 02/04/2013
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Author Rafa Wine
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.496%
Tasted On 02/04/2012
Drink Dates 2013-2035

I opened this bottle on a Saturday and I have been slowly drinking out over 3 days. The first taste was tight, and tanic with tar and tobacco. The second day the fruit started to shine through and currants and blackberries started to swirl in the mouth. The third day left nothing to the imagination with beautiful displays of fruit and Napa hillsides accompanied by leather and a gorgeous glass coating purple.

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