2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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The darkly pigmented 2007 Insignia is a perfect example of the amazing color this vintage produced. Rich aromatics of mineral, baking spices, dark chocolate, graphite, and opulent plum and blackberry lead to the concentrated and balanced mouthfeel. Silky, well structured tannins, core black fruit and sweet oak notes from our estate vineyards create length and weight that will allow this beautiful wine to age, as well as remain approachable in its youth. The 2007 is one of the best Vintages ever!
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ROBERT PARKER REVIEW: The 2007 Insignia (a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot) looks to be one of the greatest wines yet produced at this historic winery. Beautiful aromas of creme de cassis and flowers jump from the glass of this dense purple-colored effort. Sweet oak is present, but it is pushed to the background by the wine’s extravagant wealth of fruit and full-bodied power. This is finesse and flavor authority put into a classic Napa Valley Cabernet with a seamless integration of all its component parts. Already complex and approachable, it should evolve for three decades or more, but who can resist it now? It is a staggering, complex expression of Napa viticulture. Anticipated maturity: now-2030. Another great success for Phelps, the 2007 and 2008 Insignias may be the best back-to-back vintages they have produced since 1995 and 1994. The 2008 has some tannins to resolve whereas the 2007 has already assimilated them.
WINE SPECTATOR REVIEW: Firm, intense and concentrated, massive yet well-proportioned, with a dense, focused core of graphite, dried currant, blackberry, black tea, forest floor and blueberry flavors. Full-blown, finishing with rich, layered tannins that beg for cellaring. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2013 through 2025.
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot from 100% estate-owned Napa Valley vineyards which break down as follows: * South Napa, 39% (Suscol Vineyard.) * Stags Leap District, 30% (15% Barboza Vineyard.and 15% Las Rocas Vineyard.) * Oak Knoll District, 16% (Yountville Vineyard.) * Rutherford, 11% (Banca Dorada Vineyard.) * St. Helena, 4% (Spring Valley Ranch Vineyards). Overall fruit was excellent and 2007 is considered one of the best vintages of the past decade
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Vintage 2007
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Bottle Size 750ml
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