Winemaker Notes This is the first vintage that estate-grown grapes from new plantings in Las Rocas and the new plantings in Banca Dorada on the Rutherford Bench have been blended together. The wine has deep berry and blackcurrant aromas and flavors, soft tannins, and a long, lush finish.
93 Points - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
… the 1990 Insignia is an extremely strong wine. It offers rich cassis fruit… and spicy flavors. (1993)
Blend and Grape Sources
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc and 85% estate & 15% grower vineyards: 53% Banca Dorada Vineyard (Rutherford), 32% Las Rocas Vineyard (Stags Leap) and 15% Rutherford growers
Appellation Napa Valley
Aging/Cooperage 23 months in French oak barrels, new and 1-2 year old