A blue chip stock in the Napa Valley
The 2016 Insignia is fresh and focused on entry with expressive cocoa powder, graphite and earthy spices. Elegant and complex with a supple, creamy texture and bold tannins, this latest vintage offers luscious ripe plum and blackberry character with hints of roasted coffee and dark cherry throughout the palate to a long, velvety finish.
- Rated 99 Points - Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Oct 2019
- Rated 96 Points - Decanter, Oct 2019
- 24 months in 100% new French oak
Food Pairing: Any classic meat dishes such as veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck etc.
Cellaring: Best from 2021 through 2035
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
The wine - first made in 1974 - was the valley’s first proprietary 'Bordeaux blend'. It comes from non-contiguous estate vineyards, mostly on the valley floor and lower hillsides. Insignia has a certain old fashioned character.