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1998 Joseph Phelps Insignia[St. Helena]
[Bordeaux/Meritage-style blend]
Posted by perle0 on 2005-08-23 22:38:22 [Show TN in Text Format]
Chateau/Producer:Joseph Phelps
Wine Name:Insignia
Country:USA
State:California
AOC:Napa Valley
Region:Stag's Leap and Rutherford
Wine Score:94
Notes:The color of this wine is a lovely garnet red, turning slightly beetish at the edges. The nose is very smooth and velvety, with a dark fruit scent--dark cherry, cassis. The flavor is also velvety and smooth, with a nice finish. It begins with noticeable tannins, fading as it breathes, with a flavor of cherry, hints of violet and tobacco, and good acidity. As the tannins dissipated, it became truly wonderful. After an hour or so, the nose turns to caramel, with a hint of fig, and fig flavors also develop.
Tasting Date:2005-07-18
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Production Notes:78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Merlot, primarily from estate-owned vineyards in Stag's Leap and Rutherford, with additional fruit coming from independent growers in Rutherford, Carneros and Coombsville.
Price US$:105.00
Source:Calandro's (Perkins), Baton Rouge, LA

 
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