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2008 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon "Insignia"

Joseph Phelps 2008 Insignia

Winery: Joseph Phelps

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Insignia"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot & 4% Merlot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $200

Cases produced: 16,650

KWG Score: 96 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: December 1, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored wine opens with a mild blackberry bouquet with hints of earth, cedar, and eucalyptus. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a concentrated blackberry and black currant blend with notes of tart cranberry, black pepper and oak. The finish is dry and its building moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. The panel suggested pairing this big and rich wine with duck or a venison roast with garlic. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: 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.

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