(1999 Vintage) In a single word, PURITY. The wine displays interwoven aromas of Black Cherry, Cassis, toasted oak and earthiness. The dense ripe fruit with tannins and spice seem to flow so effortlessly from the first impression to the lengthy finish. Exquisite and elegant are the lasting impressions. -Juelle Fisher
International Wine Cellar(1995 Vintage) Rating: 89(+?) - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 78, May/June 1998. Saturated red-ruby. More evolved, highly aromatic nose of redcurrant, minerals and tobacco. Supple entry, then less pliant than the '96. This has plenty of substance but seems a bit monolithic, and tougher on the finish. The more supple Coach Insignia is the better bet for early consumption; this will require several years of bottle aging.
Robert Parker(2008 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012
Wine Spectator(1994 Vintage)