Sunday, February 27, 2011
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2005 Wine Review (NW)
Big bouquet of dark berries, anise, and chocolate on the nose
Full bodied and densely structured on the palate
Long finish of blackberry, anise, rich spice, and vanilla
This is a beautifully made wine and a real treat. It's big, dense, and chewy with plenty of fruit along with anise and spice. At 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 1% Merlot, this wine is a benchmark blend that has many admirers and attracts many collectors. It's priced at $200; maybe a bit less depending on the merchant. Raise a glass!