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Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Special Cuvée Auction Napa Valley

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Release Date October 2019
  • An exclusive, one-of-a-kind 2016 Insignia “Special Cuvée” Auction Napa Valley blend

  • 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc aged 24 months in new French oak

  • Sourced from 100% estate-grown vineyards in Stags Leap District, St. Helena and south Napa Valley

Ashley Hepworth

Ashley Hepworth, Winemaker

Minimalism - allow what the vineyard offers to reflect in the wine.
Country Born
United States
Winery Experience
10-15 years
Fort Lewis College
UC Davis
2005 Harvest at Chateau Angelus, St. Emilion

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.