"Luxurious dark cherry, boysenberry, blackcurrant and black fig aromas, with scents of oak toast and dark chocolate, introduce layers of rich, deeply concentrated, yet elegant flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, fig, currant and fresh cherry. The wine's vibrant acidity, supple, seamlessly integrated tannins and impeccable balance contribute to a round, plush mouthfeel, leading to a long, savory finish marrying rich boysenberry fruit, French oak spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Remarkably delicious young, this classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will develop even greater allure with another 7-10 years' bottle age."
"The 2013 growing season was another great one in Napa Valley. Our Cabernets are a blend of wines from eight of the sixteen sub-appellations – a bottling that represents complexity through judicious blending. Deep red and opulent in color with the vibrant scent of dark cherry and blackberry, subtly layered with warm notes of vanilla. The palate is explosive, bright and balanced with cassis at the center, with flourishes of cocoa and sweet tobacco."
"Robert Parker Wine Advocate Tasting Notes: “A perfect wine is the 2012 Hundred Acre Cabernet Sauvignon Arc Vineyard from Woodbridge’s property on Howell Mountain. This is an amazingly deep, rich, blueberry, blackberry and mulberry scented and flavored wine with skyscraper-like texture, remarkable intensity, again great, great purity, and the new oak completely concealed by the lavish and extravagant amounts of fruit. One hundred percent Cabernet Sauvignon, as are all these wines, the Ark Vineyard is certainly another blockbuster wine with no hard edges that comes across like a flawlessly constructed dress from an haute couture house in Paris."
-Robert Parker *Rated 100 Points
2012 Insignia receives 96 points from Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate & Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Oct. 2015)
•James Suckling awards 2012 Insignia 97 points & Top 100 Wines in 2015 (Nov. 2015)
•Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate awards the 2013 Insignia barrel sample (96-100) points (Oct. 2015)
•Decanter Magazine awards 2011 Insignia 95 points & 50 Star Buys of 2015 (Jan. 2016)