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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.

2012 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

WS  97   
VN  97   
RP  95   
JS  95   

2018 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

JS  97   
JD  97+    
WA  96+    
WS  96   
VN  94-97   

2019 Joseph Phelps Backus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

1.5ltr

JD  99   
WA  98   
JS  98   
VN  97-98   
3 available
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2005 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

WS  90   
ST  90   

2010 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

WA  94   
ST  91   
WE  90   

2011 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

2 available
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2011 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

Light capsule condition issue

2012 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

ST  89-91   
2 available
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2014 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  93   
RP  92   
JD  92   
VN  89-92   
2 available
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2016 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

JS  94   
WA  93   
VN  92   
WS  91   
JD  91   
JR  16   
5 available
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2016 Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon

Light label condition issue

JS  94   
WA  93   
VN  92   
WS  91   
JD  91   
JR  16   

2012 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyard Pinot Noir

RP  90-92   
ST  90   

2013 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

VN  89-91   
2 available
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2013 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyard Pinot Noir

VN  89-91   
2 available
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2014 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

RP  90   
6 available
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2015 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

WA  92   
VN  92   
4 available
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2017 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

WE  96   
JS  94   
VN  93   
JD  93   
WA  92+    
BH  91   
2 available
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1995 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Light label condition issue

RP  97   
WS  94   
ST  94   
2 available
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1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

RP  100   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  17   
WS  #5 of 2000   
2 available
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1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia

No back label

RP  100   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  17   
WS  #5 of 2000   

1997 Joseph Phelps Insignia

3.0ltr

RP  100   
WS  97   
ST  94   
JR  17   
WS  #5 of 2000   

2001 Joseph Phelps Insignia

RP  99   
WE  96   
ST  94   
WS  90   
7 available
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2003 Joseph Phelps Insignia

RP  97   
WE  96   
ST  92   
WS  90   

2005 Joseph Phelps Insignia

RP  95   
ST  93+    
WS  92   
JR  17+    

2006 Joseph Phelps Insignia

Light label condition issue

RP  95+    
WS  94   
WE  94   
ST  90+    
JR  17   
2 available
Bid