1995 Joseph Phelps Insignia
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 95

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $70.00 (Library Selection)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): 90% Cabernet, 7% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot

Superlative Cabernet from a great year provided by a newly annointed best friend. Still young but exceptionally delicious even now. Profound nose and flavors that evolved after opening to include cassis, smoke, Asian spices, lead pencil, sweet dark fruits. Long, elegant finish. Silky mouth feel even though there is still a lot of tannin. This is wonderfully balanced and will probably be great 20 years from now too. Would easily hold its own with a first growth Bordeaux. - WB Team 2001-02-02


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