In the years since Joseph Phelps first conceived of this iconic wine, Insignia has garnered four perfect, 100-point scores, been awarded “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine, and become synonymous with Napa Valley excellence. Always 100% estate grown, always made from the very best wine lots across AVAs, always produced with the sole goal of extreme, uncompromising quality. When it comes to this emblematic wine, obsession would be an understatement. Lock away a 6-pack and lock in a decade of bliss.
2018 Joseph Phelps 'Insignia' Estate Grown Red Wine Napa Valley 6-Pack Presale
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.