1997 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • WS 96
  • WE 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 1997 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
Joseph Phelps' flagship wine is their fabulous Insignia a wine with a tremendous track record back to the debut vintage of 1974. It is produced in significant quantities (18000-20000 cases) for a wine of such quality. The... Joseph Phelps' flagship wine is their fabulous Insignia a wine with a tremendous track record back to the debut vintage of 1974. It is produced in significant quantities (18000-20000 cases) for a wine of such quality. The prodigious 1997 Insignia (83% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Merlot and 3% Petit-Verdot) lives up to its pre-bottling promise. Tasted on three separate occasions every bottle has hit the bull's eye. The color is a saturated thick-looking blue/purple. The nose offers up explosive aromas of jammy black fruits licorice Asian spices vanillin and cedar. Full-bodied as well as exceptionally pure and impressively endowed this blockbuster yet surprisingly elegant wine cuts a brilliant swath across the palate. A seamless effort with beautifully integrated acidity sweet tannin and alcohol it is still an infant but can be drunk with considerable pleasure...
WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2000
Superrich and seductive version of this prestigious red its layers of currant black cherry chocolate and ginger turning smooth and polished with a long intricate aftertaste...
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 2000
Opens with aromas of black cherry and pencil lead fruitcake and cookie dough; now it's all one big melange wrapped a bit tight. The balance and immense depth of fruit shine even in this unevolved state. Standard dark-plum... Opens with aromas of black cherry and pencil lead fruitcake and cookie dough; now it's all one big melange wrapped a bit tight. The balance and immense depth of fruit shine even in this unevolved state. Standard dark-plum and chocolate notes are rendered with uncommon subtlety here. The finish goes on and on...
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2000
...Supersweet aromas of blackberry cassis bitter chocolate espresso and tobacco. Thick and seamless yet bright and sharply defined. Very long and spicy on the aftertaste with excellent grip.Sweet tannins coat the teeth...