1994 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98
  • ST 93
  • WS 93

Reviews for 1994 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2013
The 1994 boasts an inky/purple color along with a glorious nose of black raspberries, blackberries and black currants that is still somewhat primary despite nearly 18 years in bottle. The Phelps team kept this cuvee in... The 1994 boasts an inky/purple color along with a glorious nose of black raspberries, blackberries and black currants that is still somewhat primary despite nearly 18 years in bottle. The Phelps team kept this cuvee in 100% new French oak for 28 months. Its magnificent structure, intensity and purity of fruit, ripeness, balance combined with authoritative power and the magnetic appeal of this full-bodied, Bordeaux-styled wine are extraordinary. This amazing effort is just coming into its best years, and should drink well for at least another 15-20 years. - Robert Parker
ST 93
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
Healthy bright, dark red. Captivating aromas of raspberry, tobacco, truffle and smoke are distinctly darker than those of the 1990. Wonderfully suave, fine-grained wine with superb intensity and retention of dark fruit... Healthy bright, dark red. Captivating aromas of raspberry, tobacco, truffle and smoke are distinctly darker than those of the 1990. Wonderfully suave, fine-grained wine with superb intensity and retention of dark fruit flavors. Harmonious acidity and a firm tannic spine give this wine noteworthy thrust and extend the finish. The wine's 10% Merlot component was partly from the cooler Hudson and Hyde vineyards in Carneros. This impeccably balanced wine remains remarkably fresh.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2004
A tremendous wine that combines dark rich deeply concentrated flavors with a sense of grace and finesse. This is still a bold potent youngster with a wealth of currant mocha anise and sage flavors. The tannins are big too... A tremendous wine that combines dark rich deeply concentrated flavors with a sense of grace and finesse. This is still a bold potent youngster with a wealth of currant mocha anise and sage flavors. The tannins are big too but they're ripe and they let the rich flavors push through.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective. Drink now through 2010. 8000 cases made. (JL)