Napa Valley Insignia 2012

Napa Valley Insignia 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Petit Verdot 10%, Merlot 10%, Malbec 3%, Cabernet Franc 2%
rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2017–2037
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 96–97/100
Suckling: 97/100
Parker: 96/100
Galloni: 96/100
Wine Enthusiast: 95/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Napa Valley Insignia 2012


Lobenberg: Blauschwarz. Hocharomatische schwarze Beeren, dunkle Erde, schwarze Kirschen, süßes Cassis, fast wuchtig in der hohen Aromatik. Einer der größten Jahrgänge Kaliforniens, und so ist es kein Wunder, dass dieser Wein von Beginn an berauschend schön ist. Sattes, butterweiches Tannin im Mund, Cassis, Brombeere, Blaubeere und schwarze Kirsche, Lakritz, schwarze Oliven, viel Gewürze, Lavendel und Veilchen. Ungeheuer Komplex und in seiner schönen Fruchtsüße überwältigend schön. 96-97/100


Suckling über: Napa Valley Insignia

-- Suckling: Top 100 Wines In 2015 List: Amazing aromas of blueberry, blackberry, mineral and bark. Complex nose. Full body plus super integrated tannins with superb balance and depth. Coffee and chocolate too. Very long and mind-bending. A tribute to the vintage. Drink or hold. A long life ahead of it. 97/100


Parker über: Napa Valley Insignia

-- Parker: 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. It usually has 30+ years aging potential, even in lighter vintages, of which the 2012, 2013 and 2014 are decidedly not. The 2012 Proprietary Red Insignia, a final blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and the rest Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc all from estate vineyards, was aged 24 months in 100% new French oak... and it’s a fabulous, classic Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Inky purple to the rim, with notes of lead pencil shavings, incense, camphor, blackberry and creme de cassis, the wine is full-bodied, offering a multi-layered, textural, skyscraper-like mouthfeel, terrific purity, density and richness. All of this is achieved without a sense of heaviness or anything aggressive. This is a beauty to drink now and over the next 30 years. 96/100


Galloni über: Napa Valley Insignia

-- Galloni: ust bottled, the 2012 Insignia is rich, voluptuous and racy to the core. Raspberry jam, mocha, wild flowers, spices and espresso are laced together in a sensual, enveloping Insignia that should drink well with minimal cellaring. I imagine the 2012 will reward readers with a long drinking window of pure pleasure. Today, it is a total knock-out. 96/100

WE über: Napa Valley Insignia

-- WE: In this vintage, the producer’s beloved blend is a commingling of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc. Two years in new French oak give it a youthful, tannic nature around smoky black cherry, burly leather and full bodied richness and concentration. Further time in the bottle should coax out the blackberry and cherry; cellar through 2027. 95/100

Napa Valley Insignia 2012