JOSEPH PHELPS

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned and operated wine estate with vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley and Sonoma Coast. Joseph Phelps was a major contractor in Denver before he built his winery at St. Helena in the Napa Valley in the early 1970s.

He is thus one of the pioneers of the recent wine-growing history in the Napa Valley, as well as John Shafer and Joe Heitz. Over the next 42 years Joe become one of the most respected figures in the California wine industry, building Joseph Phelps Vineyards into critically-acclaimed winery internationally known for its iconic wines and unwavering commitment to quality Mention the word “Insignia” to someone who has a reasonable knowledge of Napa based wineries and Joseph Phelps will immediately pop to the tip of their tongue. This premium Cabernet Sauvignon has quite a following across the country among passionate wine enthusiasts and collectors. The first vintage of Insignia was from 1974. During the early 1970’s wineries were focusing on single varietal wines. Joseph Phelps was a visionary in regard to this wine; he wanted to create a proprietary wine – a blend made from multiple Bordeaux varietals. Insignia was in fact the first first proprietary Bordeaux-style blend grown, produced and bottled in California. The German enologist Walter Schug was responsible for his first successes. It was he who created the legendary Cabernet-Blend Insignia. An assemblage a blend quite like a Pauillac with 80 to 90% Cabernet Sauvignon plus Merlot and Petit Verdot. Joseph Phelps Vineyards flagship wine remains Insignia. This proprietary blend remains the envy of many California winemakers. Like the top Bordeaux chateau, they are able to produce high quality wines on a consistent basis, even with such a massive volume of wine. In some vintages close to 18,000 cases of are produced of Joseph Phelps Vineyards Insignia! However, that is only in some years, on average, the production of Phepls Insignia is closer to 15,000 cases of wine. “Joseph Phelps was one of the great visionaries of Napa Valley. His legacy is one of extraordinary quality. He was one of the first to see the merit in blending, which his legendary Insignia, which first debuted in 1974, has proven year after year. It remains one of the world’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blends.” - Robert M. Parker, Jr.

JOSEPH PHELPS

WINES FROM NAPA VALLEY

JOSEPH PHELPS

WINES FROM NAPA VALLEY

JOSEPH PHELPS

WINES FROM NAPA VALLEY

JOSEPH PHELPS

WINES FROM NAPA VALLEY

Wines


JOSEPH PHELPS - INSIGNIA

2014

75cl

96 RP

22' 000 RSD


JOSEPH PHELPS - INSIGNIA

2014

MAGNUM 150cl

96 RP

47' 000 RSD


Joseph Phelps Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2014

75cl

92 RP

7' 500 RSD