JOSEPH PHELPS INSIGNIA 2012 750ML
- Red Blend
The 2012 Insignia is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot and the rest Malbec and Cabernet Franc. It will be bottled after spending 24 months in new French oak. This looks to be a killer effort, and is probably the greatest Insignia since the 2001 and 2002. An inky/purple color is accompanied by wonderful aromas of smoky black currant and blackberry fruit interwoven with incense, camphor, charcoal and new oak. The wine is deep, multidimensional, full-bodied, rich and opulent with a voluptuous texture. Even as a barrel sample, this stunning effort is irresistible. This deep, prodigious 2012 should be approachable when released and age effortlessly for 25-30 years.