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PHELPS RED INSIGNIA NAPA '12

PHELPS RED INSIGNIA NAPA '12

PHELMRT12I
Region
Napa Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Meritage
Wine Spectator
93
Robert Parker
96
Wine Advocate
96
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JOSEPH PHELPS PROPRIETARY RED "INSIGNIA" NAPA VALLEY 2012

Wine Advocate

96 Points

The 2012 Proprietary Red Insignia, a final blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc all from estate vineyards, was aged 24 months in 100% new French oak. There are 15,000 cases of it, and it’s a fabulous, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky purple to the rim, with notes of lead pencil shavings, incense, camphor, blackberry and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied, offering a multi-layered, textural, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and richness. All of this is achieved without a sense of heaviness or anything aggressive. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 30 years. eRobertParker.com # , #221 (Oct 2015) Drink 2015 - 2045

Wine Spectator

93 points

Packs a wallop, perhaps overly so, with extracted dark berry flavors and tannic muscle. The drying sensation on the finish distracts from the ripe blackberry, earth, cedar and gravel notes. Aromas of cassis, currant and blackberry offer more promise. Either way, this is built to cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2017 through 2030. 15,000 cases made. Issue Oct 15, 2015 JL

Vinous

96 Points

Just bottled, the 2012 Insignia is rich, voluptuous and racy to the core. Raspberry jam, mocha, wild flowers, spices and espresso are laced together in a sensual, enveloping Insignia that should drink well with minimal cellaring. I imagine the 2012 will reward readers with a long drinking window of pure pleasure. Today, it is a total knock-out. Oct 2015 Antonio Galloni

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Meritage
Wine Spectator
93
Robert Parker
96
Wine Advocate
96
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