2001 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 99
  • WE 96
  • ST 95
  • CG 93

Reviews for 2001 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
The sensational prodigious 2001 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (89% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec) has never performed better. Still extremely youthful with a dense purple color as well as a beautiful... The sensational prodigious 2001 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine (89% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec) has never performed better. Still extremely youthful with a dense purple color as well as a beautiful bouquet of cedar charcoal incense creme de cassis and black cherry jam fabulous intensity a multidimensional mouthfeel and a skyscraper-like texture it is a Napa classic that is still very youthful and belies its age of ten years. Like its stablemate it should age impeccably for 35 or more years. Kudos to Joseph Phelps Vineyards!
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, October 2004
A triumph. Aged nearly two years in all-new French oak this massive wine stuns with its superb balance. Manages the elusive challenge of reining in hugely ripe black currant cherry and oak flavors and sweet tannins while... A triumph. Aged nearly two years in all-new French oak this massive wine stuns with its superb balance. Manages the elusive challenge of reining in hugely ripe black currant cherry and oak flavors and sweet tannins while keeping the palate impression soft and alluring almost feminine...
ST 95
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
95+ Dark red with ruby highlights. The aromas of currant, graphite minerality and dark chocolate convey an inviting warmth. Wonderfully suave, fleshy and sweet, especially for its 13.9% alcohol. Deep, broad flavors of... 95+ Dark red with ruby highlights. The aromas of currant, graphite minerality and dark chocolate convey an inviting warmth. Wonderfully suave, fleshy and sweet, especially for its 13.9% alcohol. Deep, broad flavors of raspberry, sandalwood and soy are energized by a subtle mineral quality and harmonious acidity. Outstanding intensity and tight grain here. Finishes with serious but integrated tannins that spread out horizontally on the very long finish. This wonderfully balanced, still-young wine has clearly benefited from the firming influence of its 8% Petit Verdot element, the highest to this point. Incidentally, this was the last vintage of the Insignia with measurable brettanomyces--but it works for me!
CG 93
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, December 2004
Far and away the more polished of the two showcase bottlings from Phelps this year's Insignia is simply bursting with well-extracted curranty fruit and is from its first sniff through to its very long finish a luxuriant... Far and away the more polished of the two showcase bottlings from Phelps this year's Insignia is simply bursting with well-extracted curranty fruit and is from its first sniff through to its very long finish a luxuriant wine that is layered with gorgeous oak. It claims different territory than its sturdier partner below and it achieves a real sense of elegance without sacrificing richness or size...