International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($75) Medium ruby. Aromas of cassis, bitter chocolate, chicory and fresh herbs. Rich, dense, concentrated flavors of black raspberry, cassis, chocolate and licorice; sappy but tightly wound today, thanks to firm acids. Quite tactile, even powerful, on the sweetly oaky, long aftertaste. Built to age.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: November/December 2001
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Serves up a pure, rich, delicious core of blackberry extract, with touches of currant,black cherry, plum and anise, finishing with a long, rich, detailed aftertaste. Sufficient tannins to merit cellaring. An extraordinary effort that ranks as Fisher's finest. 2,000 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 90The deep ruby/purple-colored 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Coach Insignia (a 2,370-case blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 6% Cabernet Franc) exhibits a creamy nose of chocolate, smoke, cassis, and licorice, an up-front, rich, fleshy, elegant style, medium body, and a sweet finish. Drink it over the next 8-10 years.Author: Robert Parker
In 1976, the family found another 57 acres on the Silverado Trail in the Napa Valley. The property runs from the Napa River to the Eastern Vaca Range, adjacent to the famed Eisele Vineyard, and is the source of thier Lamb Vineyard Cabernet, Coach Insignia Cabernet and Cameron Bordeaux Blend.
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 234 bottles owned
- 74 collectors