Insignia 2008 - 97pts
Insignia 2008


 

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Red Wine Rated 97pts by WA Rated 94pts by WS Rated 93pts by WE

Rated: 97 pts - The Wine Advocate
Rated: 94 pts - Wine Spectator
Rated: 93 pts - Wine Enthusiast

Wine Color: Red
Vintage: 2008
Varietal: Blend
Style: Still
Size: 750ml
Origin: North America > United States > California > North Coast > Napa Valley

Taste: Structured, Balanced

The Wine Advocate 97 pts - Robert Parker
This Cabernet Sauvignon Insignia is a towering, statuesque wine bursting with blackberry jam, tar, spices, leather and licorice. It shows fabulous depth and richness backed up by serious, imposing tannins that suggest it has a long life. Ideally, the 2008 should be purchased by those who can be patient; it is not a wine for those seeking immediate gratification. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038.

Wine Spectator 94 pts - James Laube
Dense and chewy, this is very tight and closed, but the glimpses of fruit offer tight mineral, crushed rock, graphite, dried currant, cedar and anise. Full-bodied and way too young to drink now, this needs time, but should provide years of rewarding drinking. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. Best from 2014 through 2026.

Wine Enthusiast 93 pts - Steve Heimoff
A glamorous wine, rich and complex, with lots going on. Lacks perhaps some of the depth of, say, the '03 and '04, more on a par with the 2007, but still a very fine Insignia. With rich blackberry and cassis flavors wrapped into thick tannins and fine new oak sweetness, it's nowhere ready to drink now. Give it a rest until 2015.

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This Insignia boasts aromatic layers of dark roasted coffee and graphite. The seductive mouth-feel has excellent length, intensely ripe black fruit, minerality and creaminess that tie together seamlessly on the palate.

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