ITEM 22576

1996 Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia Napa Valley

$199.98

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Wine Rating:

95WA 92ST

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1996

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

joseph phelps vineyards

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 95 points

Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak, this blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot reveals a powerful core of red and black fruits, dusty, loamy soil, lavender and a hint of toast. I would not describe it as elegant, but rather, it is a big, backstrapping, Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine that should continue to drink well for 15 or more years.

Review Date: November 2013

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 92 points

Good deep ruby. Rich aromas of dusty black cherry, chocolate and cedar; slight suggestion of crystallized fruit. Fairly full in the mouth, with sweet flavors of plum and cedar. Substantial chewy tannins come late on the palate. Not as complex or fine as the '95 Insignia, but another very good vintage for this bottling.

Review Date: May 1999