2011 Joseph Phelps ‘Insignia’ Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley [WE-96pts]


2 in stock

Tasting Notes:

96 points Wine Enthusiast

Impeccable elegance characterizes this vintage of the producer’s marquee Bordeaux-style blend, an expert finessing of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Juicy in exotic black fruit, it stands tall, with silky, towering shoulders of herb, cardamom and clove that will coalesce beautifully over time. *Cellar Selection* (VB) (5/2015)

93 points Decanter

This vintage of Joseph Phelps’ flagship accurately reflects the challenging but charming 2011 vintage. The cool, wet year brings fresh, herbal, rustic qualities – a charming departure from the concentration of more recent vintages – joining a palate of chicory, sawdust and bell peppers. It won’t have the lifespan of its more brawny siblings, but offers a different, more approachable, side of Insignia and California Cabernet. (ML) (6/2020)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.


Outstanding condition.
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