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1999 Insignia

Winemaker Notes The Insignia from this growing season is a deep, black cherry red color, with aromas of roasted black fruit, licorice, cedar and spice. The tannins are rich and full in flavor and texture to give this wine incredible depth and length in the finish.

Vintage Notes The outstanding 1999 vintage was characterized by a long growing season which allowed flavor development to proceed at a measured pace. Temperatures were mild, there was no threat of rain, and warm weather in mid-July allowed the crop to mature into picture-perfect clusters of small berries which, by harvest, displayed optimal color, flavor and acid levels.

Reviews 94 - Wine Spectator
Well-focused, with firm acidity and firm yet supple tannins. (2002)

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Blend and Grape Sources 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec & 1% Cabernet Franc from 79% estate & 21% grower vineyards: 29% Banca Dorada Vineyard (Rutherford), 21% Las Rocas Vineyard and 7% Barboza Vineyard (Stags Leap), 14% Yountville Vineyard (Oak Knoll), 8% Home Ranch Vineyard (St. Helena) and 21% Coombsville, St. Helena and Carneros growers.

Appellation Napa Valley

Harvest Dates October 1-20, 1999

Aging/Cooperage 26 months in new French oak barrels

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