Joseph Phelps Insignia 2011- $225.00
Five Word Summary: Delicious, but Expensive Cabernet Blend
Insignia is a red blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 2% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley.
Joseph Phelps is one of the iconic wineries in Napa Valley. They’re known for their Cabernet Sauvignon and the Insignia blend is their flagship (and most expensive) bottle. Insignia is also one of the most hyped and talked about wines in Northern California. Depending on who you ask, this bottle is either the nectar of the gods, or just another over-priced and over-hyped Napa Cab. Either way, Joseph Phelps Insignia is a wine that has become a status-symbol in many circles.
What does it taste like, and more importantly, does it live up the the hype and $225 price tag? Read on to find out.