*2008 Joseph Phelps Insignia
Joseph Phelps Insignia Napa Red Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California 2008
The 2008 Insignia boasts aromatic layers of dark roasted coffee and graphite. The seductive mouth-feel has excellent length, intensely ripe black fruit, minerality and creaminess that tie together seamlessly on the palate.
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. (RP)
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot from 100% estate-grown Napa Valley vineyards which break down as follows: 32% Napa Valley (Suscol Vineyard in South Napa), 27% Stags Leap District (14% Barboza Vineyard and 13% Las Rocas Vineyard), 23% Oak Knoll District (Yountville Vineyard), 13% St. Helena (Home Ranch Vineyard) and 5% Rutherford (Banca Dorada Vineyard).