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Insignia, Joseph Phelps Vineyards 2009

Label
RegionU.S.A.
SubregionNapa Valley
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
U.S.A.2009Insignia, Joseph Phelps VineyardsMG0 \ 332,300.00691+ RP3255.5555553333391.1091.10Insignia, Phelps1.510
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Tasting Notes

The 2009 Insignia (82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec) is tighter and more restrained, and appears to be going through that inevitable stage when, after a year or two in the bottle, many Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines close down and reveal their huge structure and tannic ferocity. The inky/purple-colored 2009 possesses plenty of creme de cassis, bouquet garni, blackberry, chocolate, vanilla and toast characteristics. It is full-bodied, but the tannins are formidable and the wine seems to be in one of those broodingly backward stages that require patience from potential buyers. There were 10,540 cases produced, so it was a modestly sized vintage, and the wine is slightly lower in alcohol than the 2008.

91+
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (209), October 2013
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