1986 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 92
  • WA 90

Reviews for 1986 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 1996
Distinctive for its ripe wild berry cherry earth and mint flavors. It's complex elegant and well-focused still firm intense and a shade on the tannic side. Given the youthful vitality of the fruit and tannins this can... Distinctive for its ripe wild berry cherry earth and mint flavors. It's complex elegant and well-focused still firm intense and a shade on the tannic side. Given the youthful vitality of the fruit and tannins this can easily age until 2006.--1986 California Cabernet horizontal. (JL)
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 1996
The 1986 Insignia a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc is much more forward and developed than the 1986 Backus Vineyard. The exotic sexy fragrance of roasted coffee sweet cedar red and black... The 1986 Insignia a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc is much more forward and developed than the 1986 Backus Vineyard. The exotic sexy fragrance of roasted coffee sweet cedar red and black fruits spices and ginger struck me as vaguely reminiscent of the 1947 Mouton-Rothschild. In the mouth the wine is another animal exhibiting sweet juicy fruit medium to full body and a surprising herbaceousness that is nicely balanced by the wine's lush concentrated fruit high glycerin and overall size. This may be a controversial Cabernet given its exaggerated personality but I loved it! Fully mature it should continue to drink well for another decade. 1986 was the last outstanding vintage for the Joseph Phelps portfolio of Cabernet Sauvignons until the 1991 vintage (although 1990 was good it was not as superb as the vintage's quality would suggest).