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hotel bedIn 1974, Joseph Phelp had an idea to make the finest wine to represent the best quality of what Joseph Phelps Vineyard could produce each year. Joseph Phelp named the wine Insignia, a proprietary name that would give him the flexibility to make the wine out of any varietal. 

Since then, Insignia has been 100% estate-grown, a blend of the best wine lots from their vineyards in St. Helena, Rutherford, Oakville, the Stags Leap District, the Oak Knoll District, and South Napa Valley. 

“The winemaker’s role is to ensure that the terroir and beauty of the vineyard in which the grapes are grown are expressed in the finished wine. At Joseph Phelps, our winemaking philosophy is to create the very best wine from the vintage we’ve been given, making sure that the wine is complex, balanced, and that it expresses the soul of the vineyard.” - Ashley Hepworth, Winemaker, Joseph Phelps Napa Valley

Where to Find Joseph Phelps Insignia

Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned and operated wine estate with vineyards and wineries in Napa Valley and on the western Sonoma Coast. Over forty years later, Insignia is recognized as one of the world’s most iconic wines. The Joseph Phelps Insignia 2002 vintage was awarded “Wine of the Year” by Wine Spectator magazine in 2005. Joseph Phelps Vineyards features wines including:

  • 2018 Insignia, Napa Valley: Floral, dark fruit, and cigar box aromatics with tasting notes of blackberry, mocha, and black cherry.
  • Library Magnum 2006 Insignia, Napa Valley: Concentrated aromatic of black fruit, coffee, dark cocoa powder, and licorice with a long, layered finish. 
  • Library Offering 2008 Insignia, Napa Valley: Aromatic layers of dark coffee, mouth-feel of ripe black fruit, minerality, and creaminess that brings the palate together.

Kimpton Hotel Arras in Asheville, NC

Located in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, Kimpton Hotel Arras is a walking distance of galleries, shops, breweries, and cafes, while hiking trails and waterfalls are nearby. 

This historic BB&T Bank Building turned 128-room boutique hotel includes a reimagined exterior crafted of stone, metal, and Art Deco, with the inside featuring an all-new interior sophisticated palette inspired by the mountain views. Experience lush leather, velvet textures, European oak planks, and various industrial-inspired metals throughout the hotel.

Joseph Phelps Insignia at Metro Wines

If you want to enjoy a bottle of Joseph Phelps Insignia, you can find it at Metro Wines, just a mile from Kimpton Hotel Arras. Metro Wine is a specialty wine shop carrying hundreds of the best wines in Buncombe County. 

We offer delivery options to Kimpton Hotel Arras and curbside pick-up. Find Joseph Phelps Insignia and many other excellent wines at Metro Wines. We also host weekly tasting events and special events.