Insignia 2018 Napa Valley Red, Joseph Phelps


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This flagship wine from Joseph Phelps is always one of Napa Valley’s very best Cabernet blends, consistent vintage after vintage and this wine from the near-perfect 2018 vintage is outstanding. 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc from estate-grown Napa Valley vineyards: 30% Las Rocas Vineyard (Stags Leap District), 18% Suscol Vineyard (South Napa Valley), 18% Yountville Vineyard (Oak Knoll District), 14% Home Ranch Vineyard (St. Helena), 13% Banca Dorada Vineyard(Rutherford), and 7% Barboza Vineyard (Stags Leap District). The wine aged 24 months in 100% new French oak from coopers Taransaud, Dargaud Jaegle, Demptos, Marcel Cadet and Sylvain. James Suckling scored this 99 points saying “Blackberry and black chocolate with mint, conifer and clove. Sweet tobacco, violets and flowers, too. Some graphite. Cool and complex. Full-bodied with ultra fine, dusty tannins and a wonderful, extremely long finish. Savory and refined. A classic-styled 2018. Thi…


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