insignia 2005

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2005

$229.99

Insignia is lush, yet firmly structured with meaty, well-developed flavors of black currant and dark chocolate melded with hints of cedar, oak, roasted herbs, and spice. A juicy acidity gives shape to the rich, silky flavors. Broad and luxurious tannins give way to a long, mouth-staining finish.


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Product Description

Cabernet Sauvignon 
Napa Valley, California
97 Points – Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
95 Points – Wine Enthusiast
95 Points – Wine Advocate
94 Points – Wine & Spirits
93 Points – International Wine Cellar
92 Points – Wine Spectator
 

Insignia 2005 is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, blended with 7% petit verdot and 1% merlot. In the glass, the color is a beautifully bright, deep ruby-purple. The nose is highly complex with layered scents of ripe currants, black cherries, blackberries, chocolate, black licorice, dried violets, sage, creamy oak and minerals.

Medium-to-full in body, Insignia is lush, yet firmly structured with meaty, well-developed flavors of black currant and dark chocolate melded with hints of cedar, oak, roasted herbs, and spice. A juicy acidity gives shape to the rich, silky flavors. Broad and luxurious tannins give way to a long, mouth-staining finish.

Enjoy with grilled salmon, baked onions w/thyme, lamb, duck, rib-eye steaks w/ pistachio butter & asparagus, flat iron steak w/ red wine sauce or soft pungent cheeses.

“as good as the wine will be in its youth, it will be better yet with age.”
97 Points – Connoisseurs’ Guide
 
“this cuvee will benefit from several years of bottle age, and should easily keep for three decades.”
95 Points – Wine Advocate
 
“Accessible now for its richness, this will yield more complex pleasures with ten years of age.”
 94 Points – Wine & Spirits
 
“This is not a wine for tonight, or next year, or for at least the next six years… Really fine and distinguished, a wine to cellar and enjoy for many years.”
95 Points – Wine Enthusiast

Additional Information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 4 x 12 in