Joseph Phelps Insignia 2013
Founded in 1973 and family-owned ever since, Joseph Phelps Vineyards is one of the most iconic and acclaimed California estates. Insignia is their flagship wine and is now recognised as one of the greatest Bordeaux blends in the region. 2013 was a superb vintage and this is an incredibly concentrated and full-bodied blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot with small amounts of Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Perhaps more robustly structured than other vintages, this will possibly benefit from a few more years cellaring but should evolve beautifully over the next 40+ years.