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1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley

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IWC 92-95
WA 96
WS 97

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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1997
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Producer Joseph Phelps
Region Napa Valley
Appellation No
Color Red
Future Arrival No
Country USA
Featured Product No
Price $300.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 92-95
Saturated ruby-purple color. Pungent aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, blueberry, mint and spicy oak, along with floral and grapey aspects. Wonderful depth of dark berry flavor; more opulent and mouthfilling than the '96. Great expanding aftertaste. Extremely unevolved today, but offers great potential.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 96
The prodigious 1997 Insignia (83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 3% Petit-Verdot) lives up to its pre-bottling promise. Tasted on three separate occasions, every bottle has hit the bull's eye. The color is a saturated thick-looking blue/purple. The nose offers up explosive aromas of jammy black fruits, licorice, Asian spices, vanillin, and cedar. Full-bodied as well as exceptionally pure and impressively endowed, this blockbuster yet surprisingly elegant wine cuts a brilliant swath across the palate. A seamless effort with beautifully integrated acidity, sweet tannin, and alcohol, it is still an infant, but can be drunk with considerable pleasure. Anticipated maturity: now-2025.

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 97
Dense, rich and focused, youthful and concentrated, with hints of maturity on the edge of the core currant, mineral and spicy berry flavors. Wonderful vibrancy and intensity for a wine this age, which only bodes well for the future. A classic. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot.--'97 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2020. 20,000 cases made.
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