Only 4,5- and 5,0 NJP-wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.
If for some wine behind “the best vintages” stands “none”, it means that none of the wine's vintages got 4,5 NJP or 5,0 NJP.
Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Insignia, one of the most internationally known red wines from the United States. The wine is made of 70 to 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10 to 30% Merlot. Since 1995, a little of Malbec and Petit Verdot is also added in some vintages. The grapes are sorted three times. The first sorting is done during the harvest, which is always done by hand. The second sorting is done before the destemming and the third takes place after the destemming, grape by grape. The different grape varieties and the different parts of the vineyards are vinified separately. First, the must is cold macerated for 5 days and then it undergoes a 40 days long fermentation / maceration in the stainless steel tanks with regular pumping over of the must. The malolactic fermentation, and the aging takes place in new French oak barrels for 24 months. Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Insignia has a long aging potential, upwards of 40 years. (2011-12)
Joseph Phelps, Cabernet Sauvignon, Backus Vineyard (red dry blend wine), Oakville, Napa Valley, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, up to and including vintage 2001 none, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. (2021-02)
Joseph Phelps Vineyards, Insignia (red dry blend wine), Napa Valley AVA, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, 1976, 1978, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. (2021-02)
Jura, a French wine region that consists of seven appellations: Arbois, Château-Chalon, Côtes de Jura, Crémant du Jura, L'Étoile, Macvin du Jura and Marc du Jura. The region has 1,950 ha planted with vine. The average yield is 42 hl/ha. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 200 to 400 m above sea level. The region has a continental climate. On average, it rains 1,200 mm per year (by comparison, it rains 600 to 700 mm per year in Sweden) and the number of hours of sunshine per year is 1,800 (1,500 to 1,600 in Sweden). (2019-01)
Jura grapes, Chardonnay 43%, Savagnin 23%, Poulsard 14%, Trousseau 11%, Pinot Noir 7% and other grapes 2%. (2019-01)
Jura soils, different types of marl (blue, gray, red and black) on top of the limestone. (2019-01)
Justin Vineyards & Winery, Isosceles, Reserve, (red dry blend wine), Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, up to and including vintage 2016 none. (2021-02)
Justin Vineyards & Winery, Justification (red dry blend wine, Cabernet Franc and Merlot), Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, Central Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, up to and including vintage 2017 none. (2021-02)