Complex aromas of blackberry, cedar, forest floor, cocoa powder, pencil shavings, candied violet and cardamom spice emanate from the glass. On entry this wine is unctuous - flavors of black cherry, sweet vanilla, dark chocolate and plum combine with a viscous mid-palate texture; layers of fine grain tannins follow and crescendo into a forty-five second finish. Truly a dense, seamless Cabernet that shows beautifully now, but also boasts the best qualities to age extremely well.
Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc
"Saturated ruby. Complex, expressive scents of red- and blackcurrant, mocha and rose, plus a suave hint of smoky minerals. With air this offers more spice and floral character, which carries onto the palate and complements gently sweet dark berry and cherry compote flavors. Silky tannins lend structure and give the wine a shapely quality. Finishes with lingering cherry and smoky mineral notes and noteworthy persistence. Quite expressive now but I've no doubt that this will reward at least a decade of patience."
International Wine Cellar
"This venerable winery has produced a beautiful 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Coach Insignia. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by notes of charcoal, background wood smoke, black currants, and a hint of graphite. Elegant and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin, a seductive texture, and surprising opulence..."
The Wine Advocate