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    Joseph Phelps Insignia (375ML half-bottle) 2008
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    • RP97
    • JS96
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 97 The Wine Advocate, 96 James Suckling, 94 Wine Spectator, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 110988

    Winemaker's Notes:

    89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot from 100% estate-owned Napa Valley vineyards.

    The 2008 Insignia boasts aromatic layers of dark roasted coffee and graphite. The seductive mouth-feel has excellent length, intensely ripe black fruit, minerality and creaminess that tie together seamlessly on the palate.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. Ideally, the 2008 should be purchased by those who can be patient; it is not a wine for those seeking immediate gratification. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038.

    97 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    I really like the mint and floral notes on the nose that opens up to dark fruits. Full bodied and rich, with plums, berries, and currants. This starts off slow, then takes off with a bang. A stylish wine with wonderful potential. This will be bottled in January 2011.

    96 Points
    James Suckling

    Dense and chewy, this is very tight and closed, but the glimpses of fruit offer tight mineral, crushed rock, graphite, dried currant, cedar and anise. Full-bodied and way too young to drink now, this needs time, but should provide years of rewarding drinking. Cab┬Černet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2026.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Good deep medium ruby. Ripe plum and chocolate syrup on the nose. Supple, broad and sweet, with excellent breadth for the vintage. Plenty of tannins here but the finish boasts surprising length and captivating notes of licorice and chocolate. 91-93 points.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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