Winemaker Notes Although still young, the 1995 Insignia has intense aromas of black cherry, spice, coffee and toasty oak, with well-defined flavors of mocha and blackberry fruit. It is framed by solid tannins and has a long, lush finish with no bitterness or astringency on the palate.
98 - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 2013
Blend and Grape Sources
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot from 76% estate & 24% grower vineyards: 44% Banca Dorada Vineyard (Rutherford), 32% Las Rocas Vineyard (Stags Leap) and 24% Coombsville and Carneros growers.
Appellation Napa Valley
Harvest Dates October 3 - October 19, 1995
Aging/Cooperage 28 months in new French oak barrels