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1997 Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red

Proprietary Red

750 ml

$501.55
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The 1997 Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red 750 ml is from the Napa Valley region of California.

Wine Advocate 100 points

An inky/plum/purple color is accompanied by a stunning bouquet of violets, charcoal, creme de cassis and a hint of toast. Prodigious when it hits the palate with a full-bodied expansiveness, there is not a hard edge to be found in the 1997, only velvety tannins, compelling depth and fruit intensity, and stunning purity. It is a perfect expression of Napa viticulture and wine that should continue to age effortlessly for two decades or more. - eRobertParker.com, RP (11/2013)

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Wine Spectator 96 points VN94
Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 94 points

Full ruby. Supersweet aromas of blackberry, cassis, bitter chocolate, espresso and tobacco. Thick and seamless yet bright and sharply defined. Very long and spicy on the aftertaste, with excellent grip. Sweet tannins coat the teeth. Williams says the selection for Insignia is based on quality and concentration rather than on a particular flavor profile.- Stephen Tanzer (5/2)