Joseph Phelps Insignia 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

$299.00
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Item No. 10677
  • red wine
  • great wine gifts
  • collectible wine
  • WS96
  • RP96
  • ST95
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Winemaker's Notes

With complex aromas of black cherry, plum, chocolate, currant and toasty oak, the wine displays layers of flavor and richness that disguise its power and longevity. Beautifully crafted and balanced, the 1997 Insignia reflects a new level of quality from both the vineyards and the growing regions.

Critical Acclaim

"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.
Range: 92-95 "
95 Points

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery committed to crafting world class, estate-grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena in the Napa Valley, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines on eight estate vineyards in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District, Carneros...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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