2014 Insignia, Joseph Phelps, California

Critic score
96/100
Pricing
Bottle
2 available
£210.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    USA
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2014 Insignia, Joseph Phelps, California

TASTING NOTES

The 2014 Insignia is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and the rest Malbec and Cabernet Franc (no Merlot whatsoever). Production was slightly higher at 14,500 cases. This wine has an inky bluish purple color, a big, sweet kiss of crème de cassis, blackberry, blueberry, and hints of graphite and charcoal. It is floral, full-bodied, with tremendous opulence and richness. It is more approachable than the more structured and muscular 2013, but its is certainly no wimpy wine, given its level of extract and richness. It is another beauty, with the oak well-disguised by the extravagant fruit extract. Drink it over the next 30+ years.

Robert M. Parker, Jr., robertparker.com
96/100