1986 Insignia

Blend and Grape Sources 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc from 32% estate & 68% grower vineyards: 22% Las Rocas Vineyard (Stags Leap), 10% Home Ranch Vineyard (St. Helena) and 68% Oakville, Calistoga, Napa Valley growers, including 13% Eisele Vineyard.

Appellation Napa Valley

Aging/Cooperage 15 months in French oak barrels

Winemaker Notes The 1986 bottling is a deep, concentrated wine with suggestions of currants and licorice, but the most striking feature is its softness.

Reviews 93 - Wine Spectator
A smoky, toasty, exotic wine that's rich and smooth, showing lots of currant, plum and mineral flavors right through the long finish. (1990)