Napa Valley Insignia 2013

Joseph Phelps Vineyards: Napa Valley Insignia 2013

Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc
rot, trocken
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2018–2038
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 97–99/100
Parker: 98+/100
Falstaff: 98/100
Suckling: 96/100
Galloni: 94–97/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Napa Valley Insignia 2013


Lobenberg: Blauschwarz. Hocharomatische schwarze Beeren, dunkle Erde, schwarze Kirschen, süßes Cassis, fast wuchtig in der hohen Aromatik. Einer der größten Jahrgänge Kaliforniens, und so ist es kein Wunder, dass dieser Wein von Beginn an berauschend schön ist. Sattes, butterweiches Tannin im Mund, Cassis, Brombeere, Blaubeere und schwarze Kirsche, Lakritz, schwarze Oliven, viel Gewürze, Lavendel und Veilchen. Ungeheuer Komplex und in seiner schönen Fruchtsüße überwältigend schön. 97-99/100


Parker über: Napa Valley Insignia

-- Parker: The 2013 Insignia (their 40th vintage) is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. This wine is aged 24 months in 100% new French oak barrels, and the production can vary from just over 10,000 cases to nearly 20,000 cases in a very abundant vintage. There were 12,300 cases produced in 2013, and this vintage of Insignia is certainly going to turn out to be one of the great ones. The wine offers a stunning inky blue/purple color, a gorgeous nose of blueberry and blackberry liqueur, pen ink, graphite, new saddle leather and barrique. The wine has fabulous concentration, a full-bodied, multi-layered mouthfeel, and tremendous finish with moderate tannin. It’s interesting to note that the Phelps winemaking staff had been gradually reducing the amount of Merlot in this wine over recent vintages. The 2013 should hit its peak in 5-7 years and last for 35-50. 98+/100


Falstaff über: Napa Valley Insignia

-- Falstaff: --Falstaff: Dunkles Rubingranat, fast opaker Kern, violette Reflexe, dezente Randaufhellung. Rauchig-würzig unterlegte schwarze Beerenfrucht, Nuancen von Heidelbeeren und Grafit, Edelholz klingt an, etwas Nougat. Kraftvoll, stoffig, süße Kirschenfrucht, reifef Cassis, rund tragende Tannine, zarte florale Elemente im Rückgeschmack, sehr gute Länge, bereits antrinkbar, sicheres Entwicklungspotenzial. 98/100


Suckling über: Napa Valley Insignia

-- Suckling: Extravagant aromas of crushed blackberries, mint, eucalyptus and flint. Full body, round and velvety textured. Rich and flavorful finish. Lusciousness with form. Reserved palate. Very attractive now but better in 2020. 96/100


Galloni über: Napa Valley Insignia

-- Galloni: The 2013 Insignia is ripe, forward and explosive, with striking nuance and delineation throughout. Vivid and intense, but also showing admirable restraint, the 2013 is super-impressive. Twenty-four months in 100% new oak has really tamed what was once a powerful, almost over the top wine. Today, the 2013 is still closed and not fully formed, but it is shaping up to be a real gem. 94-97/100

Napa Valley Insignia 2013