1999 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 1.5L
  • ST 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 91
  • CG 91

Reviews for 1999 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

ST 95
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
95+ Dark red-ruby. Dark nose offers inviting notes of cassis, black cherry, cocoa powder, leather and game; the first of these wines to show a strong floral element. Juicy, gripping and extremely complex, with a... 95+ Dark red-ruby. Dark nose offers inviting notes of cassis, black cherry, cocoa powder, leather and game; the first of these wines to show a strong floral element. Juicy, gripping and extremely complex, with a beautiful sugar/acid balance contributing to the impression of inner-mouth spine and energy. A wonderfully elegant, European-styled Insignia that conveys outstanding flavor intensity and depth without any impression of weight. Finishes with suave tannins and terrific length. This still-youthful wine should continue to gain in complexity.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, July 2002
Dark rich and intensely concentrated with a firm tightly wound core of currant black cherry mineral anise sage and mocha-laced oak. Well-focused with firm acidity and firm yet supple tannins. A young blockbuster in need... Dark rich and intensely concentrated with a firm tightly wound core of currant black cherry mineral anise sage and mocha-laced oak. Well-focused with firm acidity and firm yet supple tannins. A young blockbuster in need of cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2004 through 2016. 15000 cases made. –JL
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2002
...a tight but promising nose of incense spice box black fruits and vanilla. This elegant stylish and medium to full-bodied offering is made in a more French-like finesse style than such blockbusters as 1997 1996 1995 and... ...a tight but promising nose of incense spice box black fruits and vanilla. This elegant stylish and medium to full-bodied offering is made in a more French-like finesse style than such blockbusters as 1997 1996 1995 and 1994...
CG 91
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, September 2002
...Always in the hunt for top honors in any vintage Phelps's tete du cuvee scores big points again for its stunning impressions of fruity depth its appointment of lovely oak and its altogether impeccable sense of balance... ...Always in the hunt for top honors in any vintage Phelps's tete du cuvee scores big points again for its stunning impressions of fruity depth its appointment of lovely oak and its altogether impeccable sense of balance. Full on the palate with plenty of volume and lots of essential extract it is remarkably refined and is finished with an aftertaste of cassis plums and vanilla that seems to go on forever. Like its successful forerunners it is sure to tempt early drinking but its best is most certainly yet to come.