Joseph Phelps' flagship wine, this elegant red is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc from 100% estate-grown Napa Valley vineyards.
The 2012 Insignia has an inky dark hue and aromas of ripe blackberries, star anise, cigar box, clove and sweet mocha notes. Richly opulent with velvety texture and supple tannins, this full-bodied offering envelops the palate in luscious, lingering black plum and violets along with layers of baking spices.
The proprietary name Insignia was selected by Phelps to represent the finest lots available from each vintage, and to emphasize the importance of blending over varietal designation as a determinate of quality. (from the vintner)
CountryU.S.A.Region/StateCaliforniaSub-RegionNapa ValleyTypeRedVarietalCabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet FrancVintage2012Alcohol14.5%Grape75% Cabernet Sauvignon