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2013 Joseph Phelps Insignia

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November 5, 2023 - $210



98+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

...certainly going to turn out to be one of the great ones... gorgeous nose of blueberry & blackberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite, new saddle leather... fabulous concentration, a full-bodied, multi-layered mouthfeel, and tremendous finish...

98Wine Enthusiast

The mighty Insignia shows a vibrancy of purpose & craft in this, its 40th vintage... a higher calling of perfumed violet, dark plum & berry along with graphite & an edginess of dried herb... a near-perfect effort from a blockbuster vintage.

97Vinous / IWC

...magnificent ...refined & polished to the core, but with all of the power of the vintage, simply has it all. Crème de cassis, lavender, plum and exotic spices infuse this deeply expressive edition... remarkably silky for such a big wine.

95James Suckling

Extravagant aromas of crushed blackberries, mint, eucalyptus and flint. Full body, round and velvety textured. Rich and flavorful finish. Lusciousness with form. Reserved palate.

93Wine Spectator

Rich and full-bodied, but exhibiting the lift of a brighter red. The dark berry flavors give this an elegant mouthfeel and ease the tannic strength.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,