Joseph Phelps Vineyards

2011 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 71
Vintage

2011

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Red Wine
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Joseph Phelps Vineyards, we have chosen to showcase in this Premiere Napa Valley wine two of the six estate vineyards where Insignia is grown. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon from our Las Rocas Vineyard in the Stags Leap District, and 32% Malbec and 18% Cabernet Franc from Suscol Vineyard in southern Napa, the wine will continue to age in a Taransaud V barrel until bottling. Elegant and expressive, the wine is filled with fleshy dark fruit and perfumed notes of violet and sweet cocoa powder, layers of complexity and a smooth, lingering finish. A singular Joseph Phelps offering that highlights Napa Valley’s diverse terroir.


Aging Process

24 months in a Taransaud V barrel crafted from tight-grain Troncais Forest oak and seasoned for five years. Only a handful of these barrels are created each year.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Ashley Hepworth

Winemaker, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Winemaker, Ashley Hepworth

My passion for wine and food began while attending Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. In addition to earning a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry, my college years were marked by kitchen positions in some of Durango's finest restaurants. Upon graduation in 1998, I followed my culinary instincts straight to Chicago, where I worked for two years under celebrated chef Charlie Trotter. The fine dining profession soon cultivated my interest in wine and propelled me to accept a crush position at Joseph Phelps Vineyards in 1999.

Country born: United States

Education: Fort Lewis College
UC Davis
2005 Harvest at Chateau Angelus, St. Emilion

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Minimalism - allow what the vineyard offers to reflect in the wine.

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5005 West Avenue
San Antonio  TX  78213

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