The 2004 Phelps Insignia Proprietary Red 750ml is from the Napa Valley region of California.
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VN93Vinous (Stephen Tanzer) 93 points
Bright ruby-red. Complex nose melds cassis, black cherry, lead pencil and cedar. Sweet and fat but with a firm structure and very good vinosity. There's a sappy quality to the currant, cedar and chocolate flavors. Boasts the density of the vintage's best examples but, in comparison to the Backus, the tannins hit the palate a bit earlier. The very long finish hints at cedar and graphite. I'd put this aside for a couple of years.- Stephen Tanzer (05/2007)