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Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 

Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon is a tribute to John Daniel Jr., who produced the much-heralded Inglenook 1941 Cabernet Sauvignon from vine cuttings brought from Bordeaux to the Inglenook Estate by founder Gustave Niebaum.

Today, this standout wine is still crafted with organically-farmed fruit grown exclusively on our estate.



Cabernet Sauvignon



Appellation: Rutherford, Napa Valley

Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc

Vineyard: Chateau, Cohn, Creek, Gate, Gio, La Lomita, Lower Cask, Red Barn, Walnut

Alcohol: 14.2%

Barrel Regime: 19 Months, 100% French Oak, 50% New Oak

Bottled: June 2021

2019 Vintage Notes:

A wet winter just before the 2019 growing season fed our vineyards and a cool spring gave way to budbreak in the second week of April. That led to excellent conditions for an early bloom which occurred just after more rain in late May. The resulting 2019 crop was generously proportioned, and while July was cool, warmer temperatures in August and September promoted very gradual, even ripening. A diverse selection of blocks from nine discrete vineyard areas on the estate contributed to our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon. Due to excellent weather during harvest, we were able to pick blocks sequentially, at optimal ripeness, beginning September 20th (Gate Cabernet Franc) and finishing on October 17th (Red Barn Cabernet Sauvignon).

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:

Stunningly deep ruby in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with heady aromas of brambly black cherry, vanilla, warm brioche, and crème de cassis. As the wine warms on the palate, notes of red cherry, graphite and fennel emerge, as very polished, refined tannins carry the wine into a long, fragrant finish. Layered flavors, good tension, and a perfect integration of wine and oak interact to create this classic expression of Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon.



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