2003 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 3L
  • ST 92
  • WA 91
  • WS 90

Reviews for 2003 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
92+ Saturated bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, black cherry, graphite, licorice, sweet butter and bergamot, accented by dried herbs. Juicy, spicy and still a bit youthfully tight but with lovely sweetness to its... 92+ Saturated bright ruby-red. Aromas of currant, black cherry, graphite, licorice, sweet butter and bergamot, accented by dried herbs. Juicy, spicy and still a bit youthfully tight but with lovely sweetness to its flavors of black cherry, licorice and flowers. Finishes with big tannins supported by the wine's depth. Less viscous than the 2002. This wine has always been tight but may be starting to turn the corner. Phelps stopped doing pad filtration in 2003 after getting rid of the brettanomyces in the winery (they started washing their barrels with ozonated water in 1999). Many vintages since then have been bottled unfiltered, noted winemaker Hepworth, adding that "we've never really employed fining, even in high-tannin years like 2013. We don't like what it does to mouthfeel."
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2005
The light pedestrian 2003 Insignia (84% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Petit Verdot and the rest equal parts Malbec and Merlot) while outstanding is not one of the most inspirational examples of this proprietary blend... The light pedestrian 2003 Insignia (84% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Petit Verdot and the rest equal parts Malbec and Merlot) while outstanding is not one of the most inspirational examples of this proprietary blend. Medium-bodied with an evolved sweet nose of chocolate black currants plums and toasty new oak this rich ripe well-balanced 2003 does not possess the persistence or depth of the 2002 or 2001. Drink the 2003 over the next 10-15 years.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2006
Supple polished and harmonious though not in the class of the 2002. Nonetheless delivers a complex range of rich currant berry and cherry fruit cedary oak hints of anise and sage and a persistent lingering finish. Mildly... Supple polished and harmonious though not in the class of the 2002. Nonetheless delivers a complex range of rich currant berry and cherry fruit cedary oak hints of anise and sage and a persistent lingering finish. Mildly tannic. Cabernet Sauvignon Petit Verdot Malbec and Merlot. Drink now through 2011. 12000 cases made.