2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (88%); Merlot (8%); Petit Verdot (4%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 100 (RP); 95 (JS)
" Deep garnet colored with a lingering hint of purple, the 2007 Insignia Proprietary Red Wine reveals the most seductive crème de cassis, Black Forest cake and licorice notions with touches of violets, eucalyptus, chocolate box and unsmoked cigars plus a waft of cedar chest. Full-bodied with tantalizing opulence yet compelling restraint, the palate beautifully juxtaposes the rich, ripe fruit with wonderful freshness and a firm yet plush backbone, finishing beautifully perfumed."
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