2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia Red

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Purchase 2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia Red

2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia Red

2010 Joseph Phelps Insignia 

95pts (WA)The stunning 2010 Insignia, which is now in bottle, was made from 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot and Malbec. 11,060 cases were produced, and it achieved 14.9% natural alcohol. A gorgeously intense bouquet of lead pencil shavings, spring flowers, black currants, blackberries, and subtle smoke and foresty aromas jumps from the glass of this full-bodied, rich, concentrated wine with soft tannins, a multidimensional mouthfeel, and a long, rich finish displaying well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. This beauty is one of the top Insignias produced over recent years.  Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Ocotber 31, 2013

 

94+ (IWC) (85% cabernet sauvignon with 10% petit verdot, 3% merlot and 2% malbec):  Bright, deep red.  Captivating violet lift to the aromas of cassis, minerals, bitter chocolate, licorice and sexy oak; I would have guessed this had a good deal of cabernet franc.  Then extremely primary on the palate, but already showing a seductive sugar/acid balance.  Boasts lovely clarity and lift to its dark fruit, minerals and bitter chocolate flavors.  Finishes with a serious brace of tongue-dusting tannins and outstandingly subtle, juicy persistence.  A brilliant showing considering it was bottled just a month prior to my visit:  eight or ten years in the cellar may well bring an even higher score.  A year ago, I preferred the 2009, but this evolved beautifully during its final months of elevage.  Director of winemaker Damian Parker always destems the fruit but typically ferments with some whole berries. Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar May 2013

 

94pts(WS)Firm, dense and deeply concentrated, this offers a powerful thrust of flavors, with mocha- and espresso-laced blackberry, black licorice and cedar notes, revving up on the finish. Long, pure, driven and persistent, this seems set for a long life. Best to cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. Best from 2015 through 2028. 11,060 cases made. James Laube Wine Spectator November, 2013

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