1985 Insignia

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

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.

Reviews 95 - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 2013