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PHELPS 11 INSIGNIA
Item: #250400
Bottle Size: 750ml
RP: 90-93
$179.99
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JOSEPH PHELPS 2011 PROPRIETARY RED "INSIGNIA" NAPA VALLEY 750mL

The Insignia bottling by Joseph Phelps has always been at the top of the critic's list since day one. Moreover, it is a staple of any fine restaurant or resort. It routinely receives lofty scores, and the 2002 was even given the honor of becoming Wine Spectator's Top Wine of the Year! With the winery moving more and more towards sustainable farming, the grapes become healthier, and the wine goes from strength to strength!

ANTONIO GALLONI 93-95 POINTS - "Winemaker Ashley Hepworth has done a fabulous job with these new and upcoming releases, especially the 2011s, which are superb. In 2011, Hepworth shortened macerations by about five days relative to the 2012s, all of which saw longer periods of skin contact. Since 2009 Phelps has moved to only estate-grown fruit, which is a huge commitment to quality for a winery operating on this scale. For more on Phelps, readers might want to take a look at this short video shot with Hepworth during the 2013 harvest.

"The 2011 Insignia is showing beautifully today. The cool vintage has given the 2011 distinctly European leanings in both the flavors and structure. At the same time, there is tons of energy and pure vibrancy in the glass. It will be interesting to see where the 2011 goes once it is in bottle, but it is almost likely to require several years to fully come together. The 2011 is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Drinking window: 2017 - 2031."

ROBERT PARKER 90-93 POINTS - "The 2011ís deep ruby/purple color is followed by sweet aromas of bouquet garni, mint, red and black currants, tobacco leaf and licorice, and a surprisingly intense, full-bodied mouthfeel with more richness and intensity than I would have expected from this vintage. It is also precocious and can be drunk upon release or cellared for 15 or more years. Although it has not yet been bottled, the 2011 Insignia is composed of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and the rest Malbec, Merlot and a dollop of Cabernet Franc, and represents 13,000 cases. It achieved a slightly lower alcohol of 14.1%."
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