Winemaker Notes Dark in color with generous aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, chocolate and spice. The 1994 Insignia is perhaps most distinctive for its ripe tannins and extremely balanced finish. It will continue developing in the bottle for many years to come.
96 & #3 Top 100 Wines of 1997 - Wine Spectator
Blend and Grape Sources
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc from 69% estate & 31% grower vineyards: 48% Banca Dorada Vineyard (Rutherford), 18% Las Rocas Vineyard (Stags Leap), 3% Backus Vineyard (Oakville) and 31% Oakville, Rutherford, Carneros and Coombsville growers.
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Dates September 22 - October 18, 1994
Aging/Cooperage 28 months in new French oak barrels