1998 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WS 93
  • ST 91
  • WA 91
  • CG 91

Reviews for 1998 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2001
...deliciously rich and complex youngster brimming with layers of curant blackberry plum mineral spice chocolate and cedar. Finishes with a gush of flavors yet maintains its finesse and grace...
ST 91
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
Good dark red. Complex scents of redcurrant, plum, dusty herbs and spicebox, plus a note of fennel and a suggestion of salami meatiness. Nicely sweet but tightly wound, even a bit clenched on the back end, with a licorice... Good dark red. Complex scents of redcurrant, plum, dusty herbs and spicebox, plus a note of fennel and a suggestion of salami meatiness. Nicely sweet but tightly wound, even a bit clenched on the back end, with a licorice element providing lift. A distinct minty note serves to brighten the middle palate without overshadowing the wine's plum, spice and cedar flavors. This wine showed a slight canned-vegetable aspect early on but no longer. À point.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2000
...Evolved with a saturated ruby/purple color it possesses a sumptuous bouquet of smoke cedar licorice and cassis. This full-bodied fat succulent effort reveals admirable purity and symmetry and a soft finish with... ...Evolved with a saturated ruby/purple color it possesses a sumptuous bouquet of smoke cedar licorice and cassis. This full-bodied fat succulent effort reveals admirable purity and symmetry and a soft finish with remarkably deep flavors that caress the palate...
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, August 2001
...It has been argued that this version of Insignia is not up to past efforts and we have little dispute with that idea on the surface. But one taste of this lovely supple rich bottling makes the strong point that Phelps... ...It has been argued that this version of Insignia is not up to past efforts and we have little dispute with that idea on the surface. But one taste of this lovely supple rich bottling makes the strong point that Phelps has succeeded in 1998 when so many others have not. Fairly concentrated and well-fruited with scent of cherries and currants pushing forward of loamy oaky root beer-like nuances the wine is wonderfully polished and rounded on the palate yet displays a background of firming tannins...