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.
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)
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