Joseph Phelps – Insignia 2016 – Napa Valley

Joseph Phelps – Insignia 2016 – Napa Valley

The nose is fruity, elegant and offers power, density and complexity. It reveals notes of ripe cassis, ripe blackberry and small notes of small blue berries associated with touches of wild raspberry, cherry as well as hints of violet, rose wood and liquorice stick/tea. The mouth is fruity, mineral, fresh, well-balanced and offers a good definition, gourmandize, a slight acidulous frame as well as density/richness. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of fleshy cassis, fleshy blackberry and small notes of crushed red berries associated with fine touches of cherry as well as hints of cornflower, lily and blueberry. Good length and persistence. Tannins are elegant, structuring and offer a fine chew.

Note (Score): 17.75+/20

Note (Score): 96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2020

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)