Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.4153 ratings
9.427 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Jay Eagan

The num1 wineof the world by spectator and fantastic Jews insignias always a great wine

The num1 wineof the world by spectator and fantastic Jews insignias always a great wine

May 20th, 2022
Shay A
9.5

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

This was only one year off from the Blankiet of being the youngest wine on the table, but it seemed so much younger than that. Compared to the ‘97 Insignia on the table, similarities abounded. Baking spices, soft/bruised plum, blackberries, even some blue fruit peeking through. Oak was more noticeable and it was decidedly more tannic and dense from start to finish (even when it had been decanted for 8hrs). Very surprised (in a good way) that this is 18yr Old Napa Cab...no rush here. I called this mid-‘00s Napa Cab.

An absolutely stunning lunch from @joe leatherwood today. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds and 1 dessert wine. All served blind.

This was only one year off from the Blankiet of being the youngest wine on the table, but it seemed so much younger than that. Compared to the ‘97 Insignia on the table, similarities abounded. Baking spices, soft/bruised plum, blackberries, even some blue fruit peeking through. Oak was more noticeable and it was decidedly more tannic and dense from start to finish (even when it had been decanted for 8hrs). Very surprised (in a good way) that this is 18yr Old Napa Cab...no rush here. I called this mid-‘00s Napa Cab.

Aug 3rd, 2019
LM Segal

Sweet tobacco-infused and cherry-smoked bliss. Smoother than words allow. Peaking but should stay at apogee for decades.

Sweet tobacco-infused and cherry-smoked bliss. Smoother than words allow. Peaking but should stay at apogee for decades.

Dec 7th, 2018
Jay Eagan

Excellent bottle

Excellent bottle

Jun 1st, 2018
Chris MacLean

Pretty good if the price tag were 50 bucks.

Pretty good if the price tag were 50 bucks.

Dec 15th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

Biased review #insignia

Biased review #insignia

Mar 23rd, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.9

Awesome 2001 Insignia given to me from a friend Matt! Thanks ! opened up immediately showing great black fruits and soft tannins that meld together perfectly. Had it with 8 people at Il Villagios Rest in Cherry Hill. I would say this wine is almost perfect! CB 99 Rating. WOW!

Awesome 2001 Insignia given to me from a friend Matt! Thanks ! opened up immediately showing great black fruits and soft tannins that meld together perfectly. Had it with 8 people at Il Villagios Rest in Cherry Hill. I would say this wine is almost perfect! CB 99 Rating. WOW!

Mar 13th, 2016
Craig Sedmak

@josephphelps #insignia #showingwell

Dec 10th, 2015
Chris MacLean

More lively than the last time I opened a bottle of this mistake purchase (Costco, 100 dollars in 2005.) But still, compared to the 2002 Leoville Barton, it really lacks depth. Lots of sweet fruit that finishes relatively short.

More lively than the last time I opened a bottle of this mistake purchase (Costco, 100 dollars in 2005.) But still, compared to the 2002 Leoville Barton, it really lacks depth. Lots of sweet fruit that finishes relatively short.

Sep 7th, 2015
Christopher Johnson

I bought this for my dad for his bday 9 years ago. I've been waiting patiently ever since.. And oh, was it worth the wait. Merry Christmas!!

I bought this for my dad for his bday 9 years ago. I've been waiting patiently ever since.. And oh, was it worth the wait. Merry Christmas!!

Dec 26th, 2014