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Joseph Phelps Insignia and Daou Soul of a Lion 2-Pack

Joseph Phelps Insignia and Daou Soul of a Lion 2-Pack United States  California Red Wine
Product ID: 30911
Region: United States, California
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2012
Size: 750ml
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Includes 1 bottle of Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012 (750ml) and 1 bottle of Daou Soul of a Lion Red 2012 (750ml).

Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012

"The 2012 Insignia has an inky dark hue and aromas of ripe blackberries, star anise, cigarbox, clove and sweet mocha notes. Richly opulent with velvety texture and supple tannins, this full-bodied offering envelops the palate in luscious, lingering black plum and violets along with layers of baking spices." —winemaker

Daou Soul of a Lion Red 2012
"In the glass, this wine appears inky-black with a velvety core; however, on the nose, you are treated to the lightness of fresh violets, crushed blueberries, and cocoa. Complexity is confirmed on the palate with a combination of ripe blueberries and blackberries dusted with hints of cedar, tobacco, spice, and ash. Bright acidity, firm tannins, and moderate alcohol create a balanced structure with a long and seamless finish hinting of toasted vanilla and hazelnuts. Made from the best vines on DAOU Mountain, this wine beautifully showcases the characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon as a varietal." —winemaker
Joseph Phelps Insignia 2012
"Amazing aromas of blueberry, blackberry, mineral and bark. Complex nose. Full body plus super integrated tannins with superb balance and depth. Coffee and chocolate too. Very long and mind-bending. A tribute to the vintage. Drink or hold. A long life ahead of it." —JamesSuckling.com (97 points)

Daou Soul of a Lion Red 2012
"Deep, lavish and creamy aromas of fudge, espresso, cola, vanilla and perfectly ripe black currants and berries greet the nose with measured force. The wine lands on the palate with aplomb, framed by silky yet grippy tannins and boasting flavors of espresso, dense blueberry, black peppercorn, bay leaf and pencil shavings. The woody angles will intensify with age; drink 2018–2032. Cellar Selection." —Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast Magazine (95 points)
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