2001 Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Coach Insignia
It's flavors of boysenberry, plum and dark chocolate give it a round mid-palate which compliments the wine's intense bouquet of dark fruit followed by a long finish. The wine's structure is gleaned from velvety tannins. It is a tightly focused wine that promises to be a delight in its youth and will have particular beauty as it ages.
Description<p><strong>90 Points, Wine Enthusiast:</strong></p><p>"Opens with complex aromas of cassis and new smoky oak, and turns lush and smooth when it hits the palate, yet at times seems almost too ripe. Gorgeous now, and should improve through 2015. S.H." (5/1/2005)</p><p><strong>88 Points, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate:</strong></p><p>"The fragrant 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Coach Insignia (which includes Malbec, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc in the final blend) exhibits up-front, sweet, tobacco-tinged black currant fruit, medium body, and fine purity, ripeness, and balance. It should drink well for 7-10 years." (Dec. 2003)</p><p><strong>83 Points, Wine Spectator:</strong></p><p>"A big, ripe, expressive wine that pushes it to the max, with intense, mouthcoating tannins and chewy currant, earth, sage and herbal notes that veer into leathery dryness. Drink now through 2009. 4,000 cases made. –JL" (11/15/2004)</p>
International Wine CellarRating: 90-92 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on May-03
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 24 notes)
Wine & SpiritsRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine