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1979 Insignia

Winemaker Notes The Insignia produced from a problematical growing season often shows especially well because it is comprised of the finest lots of the harvest. The 1979 vintage produced a full-flavored wine with soft tannins.

Reviews 92 Points - Wine Spectator
Still sleek and seductive, holding its core of minty black cherry, currant, mineral and anise flavors, and still with enough tannin to sustain it. (1999)

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Blend and Grape Sources 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot from 35% estate & 65% grower vineyards: 35% Backus Vineyard (Oakville), 65% Calistoga and Oakville growers, including 35% Eisele Vineyard.

Appellation Napa Valley

Aging/Cooperage 18 months in Never French oak barrels