(From 2011 Vintage) The 2011 Insignia is layered with aromatics of dark fruit, cardamom, tobacco, Herbs de Provence and graphite on the nose. Fresh and lively this elegant wine boasts bright red cherry, blackberry and espresso throughout the palate with supple tannins.
(From «nv» Vintage) Grapes from each vineyard are vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, in contact with the skins, over an average period of 21 days. After malolactic fermentation, the blend is assembled within six month of harvest and aged approximately two years in new French oak barrels. The wine is then given a light filtration before bottling.
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/15/2012
Robert Parker(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/16/2011
Robert Parker(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 11/21/2013
Wine Spectator(From 2011 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/2015
Wine Advocate(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06