Red

2008 Fisher Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Coach Insignia

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Bloms wrote: 92 points

    March 6, 2018 - Like other 2008s I had recently, this wine is in a very good spot. Integrated tannins, good primary fruit and the complexity you expect in a blend.

  • WI WineLover Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 16, 2013 - Drank with the 2007, 2009, and 2010 as a vertical and this was the close runner up!!!! Drinking very nicely now, but will be better

  • What I'm Drinking Now Likes this wine: 88 points

    October 16, 2013 - I recently purchased several bottles of the 2009 Coach Insignia and decided to try the 2008 when I found it at The Bistro in Findlay, Ohio while traveling. Sam is the restaurant's proprietor and stocks several high end bottles that are not on the menu. He is also a dear friend but I digress. Coach Insignia is one of the reasons I have such a large collection but this particular vintage falls short of what I, and many others, have come to expect from Fisher. I remember going to certain restaurants just because they had it the bottle on their menu.

    As is typical, the wine taste more like Bordeaux than a Napa Meritage and features more red fruit than black or blue. It maintains a sweeter profile which makes the wine more drinkable than its French counterparts. However, the wine taste a little diluted. The finish is pleasant but fleeting. All of the right flavors are there but lack enough intensity to shine as brightly as I would have liked.

    All that said, the wine is still above average and make no mistake...Fisher makes outstanding wine. I would liken this bottle to Babe Ruth hitting a single....a base hit is a base hit but you expect a homer every time he's at bat! Cheers!

  • GCru wrote: 70 points

    June 26, 2011 - What happEned here? Fred, what happened o your wines, this was not good. Tasted like weak cheap wine. No body, high alcohol, too much wood. I miss the Fisher from The mid to late 90's. could not finish the bottle.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2008 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    The Best of Sonoma (Feb 2012) (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fisher Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Coach Insignia
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 190 (50%)
  • Consumed 188 (50%)

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