2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia (Napa Valley Auction Cuvee) [WA95][WS94][WE94]

Bordeaux Red Blend
2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia

2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia (Napa Valley Auction Cuvee) [WA95][WS94][WE94]

Bordeaux Red Blend
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Producer: Joseph Phelps  
Region: Napa Valley, California 
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot 
Year: 2006 

Wine Advocate, 95 Points 

"The 2006 Insignia (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot; 16,000 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." 

Wine Spectator, 94 Points 

"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." 

Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points 

"This is so strong and fruity, so oaky, so tannic, it just overwhelms the palate in its extreme youth. Just massive in blackberries, black currants, coffee, cocoa, dried herbs and 100% new, smoky-sweet French oak." 

Alcohol: 14.5% 

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