1996 Insignia

Blend and Grape Sources 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot from 71% estate & 29% grower vineyards: 46% Banca Dorada Vineyard (Rutherford), 25% Las Rocas Vineyard (Stags Leap) and 29% Coombsville, St. Helena and Carneros growers.

Appellation Napa Valley

Harvest Dates September 19 - October 4, 1996

Aging/Cooperage 22 months in new French oak barrels

Winemaker Notes The 1996 insignia wine displays aromas of ripe black fruit, spice and hints of new oak, along with intense fruit flavors, sweet tannins and a long, textured finish.

Reviews 96 - Wine Spectator
Ripe and polished, with deep, complex currant, herb, blackberry, cherry, sage, tea and spice flavors, all sharply focused and built on a frame of supple tannins. (1999)