(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 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Insignia has an inky dark hue and aromas of ripe blackberries, star anise, cigarbox, clove and sweet mochanotes. Richly opulent with velvety texture and supple tannins, this full-bodied offering envelops the palate in luscious, lingeringblack plum and violets along with layers of baking spices.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc
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
Wine Advocate(From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 168 on Dec-06