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Rainfall in winter and spring of 2017 was bountiful, totaling nearly 50 inches. These conditions allowed for a smooth transition into bloom and fruit set. All of the organically-farmed fruit on the Inglenook estate that comprise our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from September 5th to October 6th.
Tasted in the office in September 2020 and this wine was OUTSTANDING, wonderful energy with great elegance and purity, a real treat to look forward to in the cellar. 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 1% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 18 Months in French oak barrels of which 50% were new.
Antonio Galloni 94/100
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and boisterous in feel, with good energy and terrific balance for the year. Sweet floral notes, blood orange and spice add shades of nuance to a core of dark red berry fruit. More than anything else, though, I am very pleasantly surprised by the wine's freshness and overall energy. Vinous.com
Inglenook is owned by the film director Francis Coppola. Since 2011 the wines have been made by Philippe Bascaules who shares his role here with that of being managing director at Château Margaux where he worked alongside Paul Pontallier for 20 years.
The 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. From organically farmed fruit grown exclusively on the estate.
|Drink From||2021||Drink To||2032|
|Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar, Organic|