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Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford, Napa Valley 2015 750ML

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    Points to Purchase:1260
    Points Earned:63
    Bonus Points Earned:0
    Brand: Inglenook

    This Wine Is Rated:

    • DM 92 Points
    • JS 94 Points
    • WE 95 Points
    • VM 95 Points

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    Vintage Notes:

    Following a relatively warm winter, the 2015 growing season at Inglenook began early, staying 14 to 21 days ahead of average from budbreak to harvest. Variable weather during flowering in May, and limited precipitation for the fourth consecutive year, led to relatively low yields. Merlot, the first Bordeaux varietal to reach maturity, was picked on August 22nd, followed nine days later by the first lot of Cabernet Sauvignon. The dry, warm weather during September resulted in optimal conditions for fruit ripening. Harvest was completed by September 24th. Modest vineyard yields resulted in wines that capture Inglenook’s signature elegance, while remaining round and generous on the palate.

    Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:

    A classic expression of Inglenook’s terroir, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a complex aromatic burst of cassis, black cherry, vanilla and anise. Supple, ripe tannins enhance a velvety palate, which boasts tremendous depth. Even more striking is the extravagant array of macerated black fruits which extends through the lingering finish.

    • Blend:
    • 88% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 6% Cabernet Franc
    • 4.5% Petit Verdot
    • 1% Merlot
    • 0.5% Malbec
    • Vineyards: Chateau, Cohn, Small Block, Walnut, Gio, Creek, Lower Garden
    • Barrel Regimen: 18 Months, 100% French Oak, 50% New oak
    • Alcohol: 14.5%

    This bottling reflects the past several years’ fine-tuning the winery’s vision in the vineyard and in the cellar. Including small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it’s a rounded, concentrated wine that expresses the vintage with ripe, grippy tannins that beg for further resolution. Blackberry, clove and leather flavors rise to the fore. Cellar through 2035. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 95 points

    A dense, succulent wine, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon captures all the raw power and density of the year. The 2015 is just starting to soften, but ideally it needs another few years in bottle to be at its finest. Readers should expect an especially opulent style, and yet the 2015 has more than enough depth to drink well for another 15+ years or more. Antonio Galloni - Vinous Media 95 points

    Aromas of blackberry, chocolate and chili follow through to a full body, tight and chewy tannins and a linear finish. Shows polish and class. A blend of 92% cabernet sauvignon, 6% cabernet franc, 2% merlot. Very well done for the vintage. Try in 2020 but already attractive. - James Suckling 94 points

    Owner Francis Ford Coppola has renamed his Cask Cabernet - second wine to Rubicon - and it’s a fine drink for the money in the rarified air of Napa. Winemaker Chris Phelps used all five Bordeaux red grapes from seven vineyard blocks, and the wine is loaded with savoury spice, rich dark fruits and silky tannins. Cellar Rubicon and drink this while you wait. 50% new French oak. - Decanter Magazine 92 points