Insignia 2007 1.5 Litre
Origin: Napa Valley, California, U.S.A.
Blend: cabernet sauvignon (88%), merlot (8%), petit verdot (4%)
Robert M. Parker, Jr.: 96-100 points
"The flagship wine of the estate in reds is their Insignia, which has been one of the great Bordeaux blends made in California since the debut vintage in 1974...An amazing, inky purple color offers up notes of pen ink, white flowers, blueberry and blackberry liqueur. Nicely coiled, its tense, but rich and extracted palate is full-bodied with layers of concentrated fruit, well-integrated wood, acidity and tannin, and a finish of a good 40-45 seconds. This stunner should hit its prime in 5-6 years and last 30-40 years."