Joseph Phelps Insignia 2011
Joseph Phelps Insignia is recognized as one of the world’s great wines. The 2002 vintage was awarded “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine in 2005 and 2013, Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate awarded three perfect 100 point scores to the 1991, 1997 and 2002 vintages of Insignia in his Historical Tasting of Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia (1974-2012) report.
The Joseph Phelps Insignia 2011 is a decadent blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc from 100% estate-grown Napa Valley vineyards.
Antonio Galloni had this to say in his Vinous review, "The 2011 Insignia is impressive, no doubt about it. In this vintage, it is the wine’s length and persistence that stand out most. This is a decidedly Old World style of Insignia with less raciness than is customary. Grilled herbs,smoke, dried rose petals, tobacco and cedar are some of the notes that add complexity." 93 Points.
Additionally, Robert Parker said it has, "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." 90-93 Points.