Winemaker Notes Considered one of the great vintages of the decade, the 1985 Insignia has excellent flavor and concentration, but perhaps the integrated tannins are the most noteworthy.
95 - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 2013
Blend and Grape Sources
60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc from25% estate & 75% grower vineyards: 16% Home Ranch Vineyard (St. Helena), 9% Las Rocas Vineyard (Stags Leap) and 75% Calistoga, Napa Valley, Rutherford growers, including 21% Eisele Vineyard.
Appellation Napa Valley
Aging/Cooperage 13 months in French oak puncheons and barrels, new and once used