2006 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WS 94
  • ST 92

Reviews for 2006 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2009
The 2006 Insignia (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot; 16000 cases produced) is a superb effort in this vintage. Another 30+ year wine it boasts a dense plum/purple color as well as abundant notes of licorice... The 2006 Insignia (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot; 16000 cases produced) is a superb effort in this vintage. Another 30+ year wine it boasts a dense plum/purple color as well as abundant notes of licorice black currants charcoal black olives and graphite. Full-bodied pure and rich with moderately high tannins it represents a California version of a Bordeaux from Pauillac or St.-Julien. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2045.In case you think the aging curves I have described are unrealistically long I have the Joseph Phelps regular Cabernets from the mid-seventies as well as the Insignias in my cellar and those wines are still drinking beautifully at 30+ years of age. Today's wines are better made.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2009
Teasing with its floral spicy cherry wild berry and currant aromas this is full-bodied firm and structured tight and focused offering glimpses of what lies ahead with its complex mix of flavors and tightly wound tannins... Teasing with its floral spicy cherry wild berry and currant aromas this is full-bodied firm and structured tight and focused offering glimpses of what lies ahead with its complex mix of flavors and tightly wound tannins. Yet its finesse and refinement are apparent on the finish. Needs time. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Best from 2011 through 2018. 16900 cases made.
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, April 2016
92+ Bright medium ruby. Aromas of cassis, briary blackberry, mocha and black tea, plus a rocky, flinty minerality unlike any previous vintage of Insignia. Silky-sweet and fine-grained but with noteworthy energy to its... 92+ Bright medium ruby. Aromas of cassis, briary blackberry, mocha and black tea, plus a rocky, flinty minerality unlike any previous vintage of Insignia. Silky-sweet and fine-grained but with noteworthy energy to its dark berry, tar and mineral flavors. Finishes with huge tannins and slowly building length. This brooding, closed wine still needs time to absorb more of its tannins.