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2016 Joseph Phelps US Red Blend "Insignia"

Joseph Phelps 2016 Insignia

Winery: Joseph Phelps

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Insignia"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec & 3% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $300

Cases produced: 13,400

KWG Score: 98.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97)

Review date: November 2, 2019

Wine Review: This opaque and dark red colored wine from Joseph Phelps is Excellent. It opens with a very fragrant red raspberry, craisin and red plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, well-balanced, soft and refined. The flavor profile is a mild black currant and mineral blend with notes of gentle plum and faint oak. I also detected a hint of tea mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its well-managed tannins show very nice length. I would suggest enjoying this wine with a filet mignon. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Insignia is fresh and focused on entry with expressive cocoa powder, graphite and earthy spices. Elegant and complex with a supple, creamy texture and bold tannins, this latest vintage offers luscious ripe plum and blackberry character with hints of roasted coffee and dark cherry throughout the palate to a long, velvety finish.

Organic status: not organic

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