1999 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • ST 95
  • CG 91
  • WA 91
  • WS 91
  • JR 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.
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.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2013
The 1999 possesses a healthy deep ruby/purple color along with an open-knit, sweet, candied nose of red and black currants, loamy soil, underbrush and forest floor as well as a touch of oak. This medium-bodied, fresh... The 1999 possesses a healthy deep ruby/purple color along with an open-knit, sweet, candied nose of red and black currants, loamy soil, underbrush and forest floor as well as a touch of oak. This medium-bodied, fresh, lively Insignia exhibits tell-tale acids with much of its tannin already resolved. It is an outstanding Insignia, but not one of the estate's legendary efforts. It should keep for ten more years. - Robert Parker
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2009
Complex, with mature herb, dried currant, fresh earth and sage flavors that are focused and concentrated, gaining depth and complexity from midpalate on and then firming up and ending with chewy tannins. Cabernet... Complex, with mature herb, dried currant, fresh earth and sage flavors that are focused and concentrated, gaining depth and complexity from midpalate on and then firming up and ending with chewy tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.—1999 California Cabernet blind retrospective (2009). Drink now through 2013. – JL
JR 91
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2013
Lustrous crimson. Young and fresh and vital on the nose. Racy and silky with quite a bit of alcohol on the finish but lots of vitality too. Still very youthful and unresolved. 17.5/20