1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia 3L

1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia 3L

Wine Advocate 100pts!!! "An inky/plum/purple color is accompanied by a stunning bouquet of violets, charcoal, creme de cassis and a hint of toast. Prodigious when it hits the palate with a full-bodied expansiveness, there is not a hard edge to be found in the 1997, only velvety tannins, compelling depth and fruit intensity, and stunning purity. It is a perfect expression of Napa viticulture and wine that should continue to age effortlessly for two decades or more."


Wine Spectator 97pts:"Dense, rich and focused, youthful and concentrated, with hints of maturity on the edge of the core currant, mineral and spicy berry flavors. Wonderful vibrancy and intensity for a wine this age, which only bodes well for the future. A classic. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot."




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  • Vintage:1997
  • Country:United States
Price: $1,275.00
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Winemaker's Notes: "At this stage, it continues to exhibit amazing color and concentration, as if it were half its age. With complex aromas of black cherry, plum, chocolate, currant and toasty oak, the wine displays layers of flavor and richness that disguise its power and longevity. Beautifully crafter and balanced, the 1997 Insignia reflects a new level of quality from both, Las Rocas & Banca Dorada, the vineyards and the growing regions."

Additional Information

Additional Information

Size 3L
Region California
Sub Region Napa Valley
Department US Cabernet & Red Blends
Varietal Cabernet Blend
Designation No
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