International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($75) Good ruby-red. Expressive, sweet aromas of raspberry, black cherry, tobacco leaf, game and milk chocolate. Juicy and nicely delineated, with ripe, pliant flavors of redcurrant and tobacco. Not a huge wine, but sweet, sappy and nicely balanced, with no excess weight. Finishes with dusty, building, ripe tannins and lingering flavors of blackcurrant, leather and tobacco.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2003
Wine Spectator | Rating: 87Ripe and fleshy, with appealing spicy, floral currant and plum flavors that are long and persistent on the finish, though a bit transparent midpalate.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 86The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Coach Insignia is lean, austere, and short, revealing a Bordeaux-like red currant and spicy character with hard tannin in the finish.Author: Robert Parker
Anonymous | Rating:A blend of three Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, all grown on our Estate vineyard in the Napa Valley. The blend is enhanced with additional Merlot from a small vineyard on Sonoma Mountain, and with Cabernet Sauvignon grown in the hills above Oakville. Grapes for this wine are whole-berry fermented in small open top tanks, with a large surface-to-juice ratio. The fermented juice macerates for 6 -8 weeks, is gently pressed, and taken to barrels in the cave by gravity flow where they rest and evolve in French Oak over 20-24 months. The result is a wine that consistently pleases discriminating fans each vintage.Author: GeerWade
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
- 114 bottles owned
- 24 collectors