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2002 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine Proprietary Blend
My favorite to date
97 points
Drink by: 3 to 7 years
Opened 6/11/07, if Budweiser is the king of beers than Phelps should be the Sultan of Napa. No better 02`, the nose is sweet while the wine has such a long lingering finish its best consumed without food (in my opinion). Refined, pronounced, this wine is certainly a gem of any cellar collection and will continue to mature for many, many years.
Posted on June 24, 2007
 
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2000 Conn Valley Eloge Proprietary Red Wine Proprietary Blend
Not for everyone, but incredible value
88 points
Drink by: Now to 2 years
I can pick up bottles of this now for 1/2 (or more) what they went for new. It`s a great wine from a great vineyard that stands the test of time. Rich, deep, and full of pizzaz the eloge drinks bigger than the right bank of the same year with added smoothness. That being said, it should be enjoyed relatively soon before any of the character is exhumed from the bottle.
Posted on June 24, 2007
 
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1998 Phelps, Joseph Insignia Proprietary Red Wine Proprietary Blend
Great vineyards dont have off years
88 points
Drink by: Past maturity
Opened 6/19/07, Very musky, dark and opulent. The consistency almost had an inky quality and the fruit was deeply saturated throughout. No Comparison to the 02` insignia, 98 was a off year even for Phelps, and its really apparent in the fruit. Beware of falling prices on this wine, this one may be diminishing in both value and quality. I can`t see ageing helping this wine.
Posted on June 24, 2007
 
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