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2018 Joseph Phelps Insignia 1.5 L RP--97 WE--98 JS--99

$599.95

$569.95 for orders of 6+ of same bottle
(Discount applies at checkout)


Item Description: This bottle is in new condition with no known issues

Tasting Notes

Robert Parker: 97 Points
Outer quote mark Deep garnet-purple colored, it comes storming out of the glass with powerful notes of blackcurrant cordial, stewed black plums and boysenberries, plus hints of cedar chest, graphite, menthol and wet slate with a fragrant waft of clove oil. The medium to full-bodied palate already demonstrates remarkable balance at this youthful stage, featuring a firm backbone of fine-grained tannins and bold freshness to support the tightly wound, crunchy black fruits, finishing long and spicy. (LPB) 97 Inner quote mark (7/2021)


Wine Enthusiast: 98 Points
Outer quote mark This impressive blend combines 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc, aging the whole for 24 months in 100% new French oak. Elements of cedar, sage, dried herb and underbrush meet rich red fruit and chalky tannins, with a dusting of cocoa throughout. *Cellar Selection* (VB) Inner quote mark (12/2021)


James Suckling: 99 Points
Outer quote mark 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. Leave this for five or six years, but so wonderful now. Inner quote mark (4/2021)



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