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Joseph Phelps

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery based in St. Helena. It was founded in 1973 when Joseph Phelps, a building contractor from Colorado, arrived in Napa Valley to build wineries. He soon decided to make his own wine and purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena. Phelps Vineyards now owns or leases 560 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley and the Sonoma Coast. The estate owns choice properties in St. Helena, Stags Leap, Oakville, Rutherford, South Napa Valley and Oak Knoll. Phelps is best known for Insignia, its flagship Napa Valley blend of red Bordeaux varieties first produced in 1974. Awarded Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” in 2005, Insignia is widely regarded as a qualitative benchmark for California winemaking. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon and small amounts of Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec, Phelps also grows Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Scheurebe. The estate produces 50,000 cases annually from Napa Valley and an additional 15,000 cases from the Sonoma Coast.

2005 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WE  97   
RP  94   
WS  92   
ST  91-94   

2008 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

WA  97   
WS  94   
ST  93+    

2012-2014 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

3-bottle Vertical

2006 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

2008 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

RP  90   

2015 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  93   
JD  93   
WA  91   
2 available
Bid

2015 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

Lightly depressed cork; light label condition issue

JS  93   
JD  93   
WA  91   

2015 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

JS  93   
JD  93   
WA  91   

2016 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  94   
WA  93   
VN  92   
WS  91   
JD  91   
JR  16   
2 available
Bid *

1982 Joseph Phelps Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon

3.0ltr

Light capsule condition issue; signs of past seepage; top shoulder fill

2 available
Bid *

1985 Joseph Phelps Eisele Cabernet Sauvignon

Capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  93   
4 available
Bid *

2016 Joseph Phelps Eisrebe

375ml

1999 Joseph Phelps Insignia

1.5ltr

Light label condition issue

WS  94   
ST  93+    
RP  91   

2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Light label condition issue

RP  97   
WE  96   
ST  92   
WS  90   

2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia

RP  97   
WE  96   
ST  92   
WS  90   

2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Light label condition issue

RP  97   
WE  96   
ST  92   
WS  90   

2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia

RP  97   
WE  96   
ST  92   
WS  90   

2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia

RP  99   
WE  97   
WS  96   
ST  94   
JR  17   
4 available
Bid *

2007 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Light label condition issue

RP  99   
WE  97   
WS  96   
ST  94   
JR  17   

2008 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Light label condition issue

WA  97   
JS  95   
WS  94   
ST  93+    
WE  93   

2013 Joseph Phelps Insignia

RP  98+    
WE  98   
VN  97   
JS  95   
WS  93   
2 available
Bid *

2015 Joseph Phelps Insignia

WA  97-100   
JD  97   
JS  96   
VN  91-94   
2 available
Bid *

2015 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Light label condition issue

WA  97-100   
JD  97   
JS  96   
VN  91-94   

2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

RP  95+    
WS  94   
WE  94   
ST  90+    
JR  17   

2008 Joseph Phelps Insignia

3-bottle Lot

WA  97   
JS  95   
WS  94   
ST  93+    
WE  93