2018 Joseph Phelps 'Insignia' Estate Grown Red Wine Napa Valley 12-Pack Presale

$3,000.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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The Phelps family lays claim to 425 acres of vines across the best terroir in both Napa and Sonoma Valley, giving them a delicious luxury of choice when it comes to crafting legendary estate wines. Their famed ‘Insignia’ was conceived of by Joseph Phelps himself as a blend that would mark the apex of each vintage, the best of the best from nature and nurture combined. 2018 is 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak. In short, it’s a stunner with a core of crushed black currants and chocolate on a medium-bodied palate of perfect finesse. Wonderfully ripe and long lived, this will just keep getting better with time. Lock away a full case and lock in a decade of bliss.

2018 Joseph Phelps 'Insignia' Estate Grown Red Wine Napa Valley 12-Pack Presale

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
SKU #:
1044942
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James Suckling

Blackberry and black chocolate with mint, conifer and clove. Sweet tobacco, violets and flowers, too. Some graphite. Cool and complex. Full-bodied with ultra fine, dusty tannins and a wonderful, extremely long finish. Savory and refined. A classic-styled 2018. This needs time, but is so approachable and gorgeous. One of the best Insignias ever. Alive and changing all the time. 40% Stags Leap AVA. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot, 3% malbec and 2% cabernet franc. Leave this for five or six years, but so wonderful now.