Joseph Phelps – Insignia 2008 – Estate Grown – Napa Valley

Joseph Phelps – Insignia 2008 – Estate Grown – Napa Valley

(89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot) The nose is nicely fruity, fine and elegant. It reveals notes of black cherry, dried raspberry, licorice and graphite combined with a few notes of cassis and slight notes of cocoa. The palate is fruity, mineral, racy, fat and offers a beautiful matter, aromatic expression and complexity. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of black fruit (blackberry, plum, a touch of cassis) associated with touches of raspberry as well as a few touches of dark chocolate / cocoa and a few small notes of wood / toasted oak. Tannins are fine and a slightly firm. Good length.

Note (Score): 17/20

Note (Score): 94/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 2015/07

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)