1998 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • ST 91
  • CG 91

Reviews for 1998 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2013
The 1998 displays a dark garnet color as well as notes of leafy tobacco, underbrush, black cherries and black currants. An elegant, mid-weight Insignia with sweet fruit, ripe tannin and interesting cedar, licorice and... The 1998 displays a dark garnet color as well as notes of leafy tobacco, underbrush, black cherries and black currants. An elegant, mid-weight Insignia with sweet fruit, ripe tannin and interesting cedar, licorice and spice characteristics, it is fully mature and is unlikely to get any better. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years. - Robert Parker
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
Mature, rich and concentrated, this is pleasantly earthy, with mineral-laced currant, dried berry, anise and sage flavors that are complex, balanced and supported by firm, dry tannins. Tasted from magnum.--1998 California... Mature, rich and concentrated, this is pleasantly earthy, with mineral-laced currant, dried berry, anise and sage flavors that are complex, balanced and supported by firm, dry tannins. Tasted from magnum.--1998 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2011. – JL
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.
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...