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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.
97 points, Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr. (12/3/11): “…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…”
95 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (12/11): “Once again, Insignia takes its accustomed place near the very head of the class...it is an intense and impressively filled wine...It drives home the point that big wines can be wonderfully balanced..."
95 points, JamesSuckling.com (6/11): “What a wonderful wine here. The nose shows a fabulous combination of dark fruits, chocolate, spices and caramel. The palate is silky textured with lots of ripe fruit and super silky, tight tannins.
94 points, Wine Spectator (Nov. 15, 2011): “Dense and chewy…Full-bodied…this needs time, but should provide years of rewarding drinking…”
93 points, Wine Enthusiast (12/31/11): “A glamorous wine, rich and complex...”
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.